Himanta Biswa Sharma, Chief minister of Assam informed that he will conduct a meeting along with the leaders of the minority community to discuss on the population issue. He added that there will be nearly 150 Muslim intellectuals involved in the meeting.
The Chief Minister told to ‘ANI’ that during the past one month, he met with both the fractions of All Assam Minority Students’ Union and all of them revealed that population is a problem and that it need to be resolved. Furthermore, he asserted that in Assam there is no other controversy.
Himanta Biswa Sharma stated, “They (outside people) don’t understand seriousness of situation and create controversy merely because BJP CM has said this. This can’t be a controversy.” He expressed that people should welcome if somebody is trying to eradicate poverty and illiteracy among minority people.
In the past month, Himanta Biswa Sharma disclosed that his government will introduce a population policy with two child norm and affirmed that those families who will abide by the policy will receive benefits. He informed that in the state, the Muslim community has been growing at a higher rate – 29 per cent (decadal) while the Hindus at 10 per cent.
The Chief Minister said that in the meeting several population control measures will be discussed with the leaders of the Muslim community. He further said that he will ask them to spread about those measures. He expressed that the only way to eradicate poverty and illiteracy in the Muslim community of the state is to introduce the two child policy. There is no resistance from the community, the Chief Minister asserted.
As per reports, Himanta Biswa Sharma has been holding meetings with the leaders of the Muslim community to explain them about the government policies. Following such meetings, the Chief Minister affirmed that Organization like All Assam Minority Student Union agreed that the Muslims in the states needs population control measures.
The major aim of the state government is to stretch the health and education initiative as well as checking the growth of Muslim populations through measures, informed the Chief Minister.