Ajmal said on Sunday “Islam doesn’t believe in the concept of having only two children. No one can stop people who are willing to come into this world
Guhwati: Recently Assam government has implemented a two-child policy, but discarding the rule All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief Badruddin Ajmal asked Muslims to go ahead and have “as many children as they want”, alleging that the BJP government in the state was anyway not giving jobs to them.
Ajmal said on Sunday “Islam doesn’t believe in the concept of having only two children. No one can stop people who are willing to come into this world. The government is not giving Muslims jobs anyway. We even don’t expect jobs anymore,”.
“I would say Muslim people should bear as many children as they want and educate them so they can open businesses, companies, and shops to create job opportunities and also provide jobs to their Hindu brothers and sisters so they can also be happy,” said Ajmal.
The AIUDF chief said that it is wrong that the BJP government in the state had decided to not give government jobs to people who have more than two children.
The Congress leader Jitin Prasad by saying that statements like these give a handle to parties like BJP to exploit it for political gains.
“I believe voluntary Population control is needed for the hour. When people like Mr. Badruddin distort the issue on religious lines they are hand in glove with communal parties that want to play politics at the cost of people’s quality of life and the future of our youth and children. Statements like these give issues of national importance a religious color and give a handle to parties like BJP to exploit it for political gains,” Prasada said.
BJP MLA Surendra Singh stirred a fresh row while condemning Ajmal’s statement. “If population control law is not made in India, then in the next 50 years ‘Hindutva’ will not be safe even here. Workers of Bharatiya Janata Party and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh are being killed in West Bengal and no one is taking action,”.
On October 21, the Assam cabinet ruled that no government jobs will be given to the people having more than two children after January 1, 2021.
The 126 Assam assembly members had passed the “Population and Women Empowerment Policy of Assam” in September 2017.