Assam CM urges minorities to adopt population control. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has urged the minority community to implement reasonable population control. Measures in order to alleviate poverty and land constraint.
In response to critiques of his government’s efforts to protect State-owned property from encroachment. So, The Chief Minister said that unlawful encroachment on property belonging to temples, satras (monasteries), and forests cannot be tolerated. The majority of those evicted were Muslims who spoke Bengali.
“Community members have informed us that they do not want encroachment on these lands,” Dr. Sarma told media on Thursday as the BJP-led administration marked its one-month anniversary.
“No one is our adversary, and we want for the advancement of the underprivileged in every neighborhood. But we need community assistance. Rather than criticizing the government, organizations like the AIUDF (All India United Democratic Front) and the AAMSU (All Assam Minority Students’ Union) should encourage people to have fewer families,” he said.
The Chief Minister said that limiting population growth might go a long way toward alleviating land strain. He referenced the Bodo and Mishing groups as instances of groups who had not invaded forest areas for decades due to family planning.
He defended the issuance of land settlement permits to indigenous forest inhabitants. However, by stating that they had been “preserving our forest resources.”
Dr. Sarma invited all minority community stakeholders to come out and assist the government in reducing poverty and improving education. He said that the State government would endeavor to educate community women on how to properly address the problem of family planning.