Muslims using most contraceptives, says Asaduddin Owaisi on UP CM’s ‘population imbalance’ remark

A day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s ‘population imbalance’ remark, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi said Muslims were the ones using most contraceptives.

“Their own health minister said that no law is needed in the country for population control. It’s Muslims who’re using most contraceptives. The total fertility rate which was 2.6 in 2016 is now 2.3. Country’s demographic dividend is best among all countries,” said AIMIM’s Owaisi.

After a report by the United Nations on Monday said India was projected to surpass China as the world’s most populous country during 2023, CM Yogi Adityanath said the population control programme must go ahead successfully but at the same time, ‘population imbalance’ should not be allowed to happen.

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The chief minister also said, “It should not happen that the speed of population growth or the percentage of some community is high and we stabilise the population of the `moolniwasi’ (natives) through awareness or enforcement.”

On this, Owaisi asked, “Are Muslims not natives of India?” He said, “if we see the reality, natives are only the tribal and Dravidian people.”

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In UP, without any law, desired fertility rate would be achieved by 2026-2030, he added.

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