RSS seeks review of country's population policy

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Ranchi, Oct 31: The RSS today sought a review of population policy in the country in the wake of "severe demographic changes" found in the religion data of Census 2011.

Expressing concern over the 'demographic imbalances', the RSS’ Akhil Bharatiya Karyakari Mandal passed a resolution urging the Centre to reformulate the National Population Policy keeping in view the availability of resources in the country, future needs and the 'problem of demographic imbalance.'

RSS seeks review of population policy

The resolution, a copy of which was released to the media here, also asked for a total curb on infiltration from across the border, preparation of National Register of Citizens and preventing these infiltrators from acquiring citizenship rights and purchasing land.

Briefing the press on the resolution adopted by the RSS, its Sah-Sarakaryavah Krishna Gopal said the religion data of Census 2011 highlighted the necessity of the review of population policy.

Quoting the resolution, Krishna Gopal said that although India was one of the early countries in the world to announce as early as 1952 that it will have population planning measures, it was only in 2000 that a comprehensive population policy was formulated and a population commission was formed.

PTI

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