Does The Population Control Bill Affect The Fundamental Rights of Citizens?
Rangasree. M, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad
Population development was relatively sluggish and quite constant in the long term during most of human history. In general, fertility was very high, but, net population growth was detained in intermittent conflict, hunger and illness, allowing for a time to rise, after a dramatic decline significantly over that of one of two centuries earlier. Today almost every important economic and social concern can be proven causative to the extraordinary growth in human numbers, whether domestically or internationally, which has not been controlled since independence. In certain regions of India, growing awareness of the consequences of this unrestrained expansion, as well as unhappiness with current congestion, has raised the prospect of government restriction of family size. The population control bill explores the grounds for the current constitutional limitations of government authority and investigates any probable contradictions. The State Law Commission, U.P. is working on (control, stabilization and welfare) of the Population of the State and has prepared a draft bill. A bill to reinvigorate efforts, to establish measures for controlling, stabilising, and providing for public welfare by implementing and promoting two-child standards and related or other things in the State. Since there are limited ecological and economic resources in Uttar Pradesh, it is necessary and urgent that all citizens have access to basic necessities of life such as affordable food, safe drinking water, decent housing, access to quality education, economic/livelihood opportunities, power/electricity for domestic consumption, and a secure living. To promote sustainable development with more fair distribution, it is also important to regulate and stabilise the state’s population without going against the constitution and by not violating the fundamental rights of the citizens. In this article, the population control bill and its effect on the fundamental rights is discussed.