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Understanding core issue: Is the CM serious? IPAK terms ‘one family four children policy’ adopted by State Cabinet as hasty and illogical decision

by Rinku Khumukcham
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IT Desk
Imphal, Oct 17:

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh yesterday called on the people of the state to support the government initiative to root out illegal migrants from the state of Manipur. In a press meet held yesterday evening at the CMO, N. Biren Singh stressed over the diversion of core issues the state should be deal. But one wanders if the urgency of the Chief Minister N. Biren Singh was another technique to overshadow the criticisms on the October 13, 2022 cabinet decision regarding “one family four children’ policy or not.
N. Biren Singh was right when he said that the indigenous people of the state is endangered due to the influx of various illegal migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh – a voice that has been raise time and again to draw the attention of the government from a long time.
Interestingly, while appealing the people to support and co-operate the government in its effort to trace and deport the illegal migrants from the state, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh also stated about the need for family planning as India is becoming one of the most populous country in the world. N. Biren Singh shrewdly put forth the October 13 cabinet decision about the ‘one family four children’ policy adopted by a cabinet decision chaired by him. Family planning may be a policy for a democratic government, but so far there were no penalty across the country for having more than two children. But the October 13 cabinet decision stated that all government benefit will be suspended from those parents which have more than four children.
The October 13 cabinet decision received series of criticisms from individuals, academicians and civil society organizations.
Civil body ‘Indigenous People’s Association of Kangleipak (IPAK), in a press statement said that the decision to suspend all government benefits from parents having more than four children is a hasty decision which lacks logical point of view.
The statement said that India which is the 2nd most populous country in the world may become the number 1 most populous country in the next census. The Meitei community constitutes only 0.09% of the total population which makes it a Micro minority community in the country. It said that the total population of non- indigenous people have crossed seven lakhs. As the force family planning is imposed in the state of Manipur than it is no different from saying it as a policy to abolish the indigenous people of Manipur. Saying so the IPAK suggested such family planning to be enforced in state like UP, Bihar, Delhi, etc.
Since 2005, the Federation of Regional Indigenous Society has been taking up to protect and preserve the Indigenous people of the state from the illegal outsiders. And since September 7, 2014, IPAK has also been taking up various measures to protect and preserved the Indigenous people besides encouraging increasing the population of the indigenous people. For the cause the IPAk has been conferring award as an honour to the mothers who have the highest number of children.
The IPAK appealed the government to reconsider the Oct. 13 cabinet resolution regarding limitation to 4 children to a parents. The IPAK also is skeptic of the resolution as it amount to root out the indigenous people of the state.

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