Population Control must Get the Top Priority

By: Parmanand Pandey, Advocate, Supreme Court (Secretary General IPC)

The rapidly growing population is a stupendous national problem. Therefore, the suggestion of Baba Ramdev, who is an apolitical person but an ardent patriot, to disenfranchise those having more than two children has not come a day too soon. One friend – a conscientious Advocate in the Supreme Court Shreepal Singh – has also been very concerned with what he calls a time-ticking ‘population bomb’. Baba has also suggested that such people should be deprived of other government facilities to send a strong message to others to effectively control the fast-growing population of India.

If no restrictions are imposed on this fast-growing population, then India will overtake China in less than five years’ time. At present, the population of India is nearly 134 crores while China is inhabited by nearly 140 crores. In another two-three years’ time, India will overtake China.

There is no denying that strict legislation is urgently required to control the population.  Unless and until the government of India goes for some effective measures to adopt a comprehensive population policy, all the progress will go phut because the country will not be able to bear the burden of the burgeoning population.

The population of the United States of America is 33 crores, but its landmass area is 9.834 million square Kilometres making the density of population 35 person per square kilometre. India’s landmass area is 3.287 million square kilometres and the density of population is 382 per square km. Let us see the density of population of some other countries like China (152 per square km.), Canada (4 persons) Russia (8.4 persons), England (259), Germany(227), France( 118), Italy (201) Even in Pakistan, the density of population is 251 per sq. km, which is much less than India. Except for Bangladesh (1120 per square km.). All other neighbouring countries have the less and the lighter burden of the population like in Sri Lanka it is 325, in Nepal, it is 201, in Myanmar it is almost one-fourth of India i.e. 95.

Our neighbour China has adopted a very harsh population policy of one child per couple but that is now being relaxed in view of the skewed gender ratio and growing geriatric population. In India, however, it was a very liberal policy of ‘hum do aur humare do’ (we two and ours two) adopted by Sanjay Gandhi during the Emergency. Its timing and implementation were wrong, but the policy was certainly commendable.

Regrettably, the successive governments have thrown the child away with the bath water. Australia is a continent which is more than two times bigger than India in size, its population is less than 2.50 crores. An example is given in jest, which is a fact also that the number of children born every year in India is equivalent to the population of Australia.

The population is an important factor and the young population is certainly the most important one. However, when the burden on the resources becomes unbearable then no country can think of making any progress.  With the increasing population more houses, more hospitals, more educational institutions, more roads, more parks and more space or offices, manufacturing units, factories and other establishments will be required. The construction of buildings etc will certainly need more lands, which will ultimately eat away the agricultural lands and forest lands. By encroachment of forest, covers will be denuded causing enough damage to flora and fauna, ecology and environment.

When you have more people to feed and less area of land, then howsoever, scientific method of agriculture and dairy farming is adopted, there will always be the crisis of food and milk. One cannot expect to provide enough food and milk etc. to the entire population. There will be more malnutrition resulting in diseases and of various types needing more hospitals and more expenses on the health sector. This will further deplete the resources and the country will not be able to afford the more burden of population growth. Even the advancement in science, technology and education will be badly hit.

The statement of Baba Ramdev is not directed towards any particular religion; however, it defies all logic as to why only the leaders of the Muslim community and Maulvis have come out to vehemently oppose his statement. They say it is totally unconstitutional. Nobody knows how these Muslim leaders define the Constitution because making a valid, convincing and good suggestions for the betterment of the country by bringing about some changes in the law cannot be said to be unconstitutional by any means.

It is the right of every citizen of the country to put forward some ideas. Why they appeared to be rattled by an appreciable suggestion from Baba Ramdev is not understandable. Their patriotism and nationalism are unquestionable but the way they are reacting to an innocuous and non-discriminatory suggestion casts a shadow of doubt on their conduct. Law, if it is made and in fact, must be made, will not be applicable to not only one community but for all sections of the society. These Muslim leaders must, therefore, welcome such an idea with open arms because, the less population will bring more progress to them and they would able to give education, clothes and food to their children. That will also help them in getting good health facilities and better opportunities for good employment will come to them.

It is really very surprising that a senior advocate in the Supreme Court has come out with a bizarre logic, which does not have any leg to stand upon. He has said that more than a hundred Members of Parliament have got more than three children, does it mean that they should be debarred from participating in the elections? There is no need to tell that any law is applicable with a prospective effect and it has been settled by the Supreme Court in Golak Nath case. So, there cannot be any fear to anybody on that count.

Moreover, this is a suggestion which should be discussed by Parliament in detail. How can it be enforced? It can be done either by increasing the awakening of the people with a sprinkling of some punitive measures or by coercive measures, which are bound to boomerang in a democracy like India.  They can be successful only in authoritarian regimes like China, not in India. But there is no doubt that drastic laws must be introduced by our Legislators to control the population in India. Therefore, the suggestion of Baba Ramdev has all the merits to be considered very seriously by the new government of India.

2019 Elections: Who was Wise and Who was Fool in UP ?

By: Parmanand Pandey, Advocate, Supreme Court (Secretary General IPC)

Parliamentary election in 2019 has thrown many surprises. One of them is that the ‘Empress of Wealth’ and ‘Opportunism’ is the biggest beneficiary and the ‘Master of Betrayal’ and ‘Amateurism’ has proved to be the certified fool in Uttar Pradesh..

The biggest beneficiary in this Lok Sabha election has not been the BJP but the BSP of Mayawati. Modi had a lot many things to showcase to entire India, but this lady had nothing but her insatiable love for money and unquestionable leadership of a particular section of the Dalits.

BJP was already having 282 seats in the Lok Sabha, ten seats more than what is required to have the magic number of majority. This time it has further improved its tally to reach 303, which is landslides by any stretch of consideration. There is no denying that no leader of the world has done so much developmental work, which Modi has performed in the last five years of his rule. The loquacious and highly impractical Communists have been thrown to the Bay of Bengal on the side and in the Arabian sea on the other.

But look at the achievements of the empress Mayawati. In the last Lok Sabha election Mayawati, the one and only leader of her party, had drawn a blank. She was not able to send even one member to the Parliament but this time the queen of opportunism did not bat her eyelids in entering into an alliance with the prince of betrayal and amateurism Akhilesh Yadav to form a caste-based Gathbandhan.

Two months before Lok Sabha elections both of them were daggers drawn. Thanks to the conscientious people of Uttar Pradesh, the Gathbandhan has been resoundingly kicked and given a tight slap to both the visionless and shameless leaders. However, the goddess of wealth and the Queen of opportunism has certainly been able to get elected ten of her candidates to the Lok Sabha. She has been able to get three Muslims elected with the support of Dalits and Yadavas.

Similarly, the Samajwadi Party has also got elected three Muslims from its party. Thus, she has improved her tally from zero to ten but the Samajwadi Part has cut a very sorry figure, thanks only to the foolishness of an Australia educated leader. Last time the SP had five Member in Parliament and this time, too, it has got five MPs. The only difference is that in the previous Lok Sabha only the family members of Mulayam Singh Yadav were representing the Samajwadi Party but this time only the father and the son have got entry to the Lok Sabha. Other three members of the family have been defeated badly. Three Muslims have, albeit, been elected replacing the members of his family. Last time not even one Muslim MP was there but this time six Muslims have got in, including one Mafia Don and another a rank communalist, who has diabolical hatred against Bharat Mata, Cow and the holy Ganges.

The sum and substance are that while Akhilesh has proved to be a reckless amateur in the politics of Gathbandhan, Mayawati has emerged as a clear winner. There is hardly any doubt that if she had not made an alliance with the SP, she would not have been able to get even a single seat.

However, it now becomes almost clear that Narendra Modi has destroyed the politics of caste and religion; otherwise Lalu would have not been reduced to zero in Bihar. The country will, therefore, remain indebted to Modi for bringing about a new culture of casteless society for making the nation strong.

Results of Lok Sabha Polls will be Better for Modi than Exit Projections

By: Parmanand Pandey, Advocate, Supreme Court (Secretary General IPC)

Look who is shouting that the EVM s have been swapped and hacked? It is those like Afzal Ansari, Atique Ahmad, Saiyed Shahabuddin and the parties of Mayawati, Lalu Prasad Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav, who have been notorious for booths capturing. Now they have realised that the crushing defeat in the Lok Sabha polls is staring in their face and they have no face-saving device except to blame the EVMs. Thanks to the alertness of the Election Commission, this time they have failed to capture any booths. Therefore, their wailing is like the quarrelling of the bad workman with his tools.

 It is not hidden from anybody that the amount of work that the Modi Government has done in the last five years is humungous, which will be remembered for the decades to come.  By demonetisation, he has almost wiped out the parallel economy of the black money, which had crippled the life of honest and average Indian. The GST has brought significant transparency in business dealings resulting in the massive income to the exchequer. More than 90 per cent shopkeepers and businesspeople have been compelled to pay the taxes because all the escape routes have been plugged by the government.

The generation of money through demonetisation and GST has been meaningfully utilised for raising the living standards of people regardless of their caste, creed or religion. As a matter of fact, the biggest beneficiaries of Modi’s Welfare Schemes have been Muslims, Dalits and Scheduled Tribes. During the five years of the Modi Government, not even one communal riot or terrorist incident have taken place in the country. Is it a small achievement? The tough administration of Yogi Adityanath and Narendra Modi has demonstrated to the whole world that how communal riots can be curbed and controlled even in the most sensitive state like Uttar Pradesh.

The welfare schemes of Modi speak volumes and much louder about his efficient and corruption-free administration. In the last five years, there has not been even a whisper of corruption against any Minister. The achievements of the government on the border have been recognised by the whole world and now Pakistan’s limbs and legs have been so badly broken that it cannot even think of raising its eyes towards India. China has also fallen in the line of Modi diplomacy.

 Despite the overdose of the intoxication of casteism and communalism injected by the casteist and communal leaders, people have overwhelmingly voted in favour of Modi, without considering and knowing about the candidates fielded by the BJP.

On the other hand, look at the behaviour and conduct of the opposition leaders who have been trying to throw mud of Rafael Deal, which has boomeranged on them. The alliance of Mayawati and Akhilesh in Uttar Pradesh are so opportunistic that the people are not ready to believe them. Mayawati is very unreliable and ungrateful that she was saved of her life and formed the government with the help of the BJP for three times and then shunned it without even a tinge of remorse. How ridiculous it is that instead of talking about the issues she talked about the caste and personal life of Modi? Not to be lagged behind Akhilesh Yadav firstly joined hands with Rahul Gandhi and then jettisoned him in this election to be with Mayawati against whom his fulminations are well known to recount.

The less said is better about the leaders of other states like Mamata Banerjee, whose simplicity and fighting spirit had won laurels for her but then she also fell into the deep mud of corruption. Surprisingly, she adopted the same policy of rowdyism of the CPM against which she had got support from all over India. The opportunism of Chandrababu Naidu and Corruption of Lalu Prasad Yadav have hardly any parallel in the contemporary history of India. In the crowd of such tainted leaders, Modi is shining like a Pole Star. There should not any doubt that the final results of the Lok Sabha Elections will be much better than what various exit polls have predicted.

Population Control: First Work for New Govt of Modi

By: Parmanad Pandey, Advocate, Supreme Court (Secretary General IPC)

  Now when it has become beyond any shadow of a doubt that Narendra Modi will again become the Prime Minister, he will have to take certain tough decisions for the sake of the country. First and foremost, the task should be to prepare a comprehensive population control policy. This can be achieved in democratic manner by  applying the policy of carrot and stick – provide penalties (like higher cost of necessities of life) for producing more than 2 children and offer incentive (like rebate and subsidies for items of daily life) for sticking to two or one child.

  When the country attained freedom, its population was nearly 36 crores but today the country is carrying the burden of 100 crores more people than what it was in 1947. As a result of it, all our progress has been offset due to the burgeoning population. If our population continue to grow with this speed, the day is not far away when we will surpass China, which has almost three times more area of land than India.

    Our entire administrative work should be the technology and artificial intelligence-driven to completely root out corruption from the administration and the judiciary, which is replete with Luddites and status-quo ists. Most of the judges, whether they are in the Supreme Court, often wax eloquent on the outdated jurisprudence and philosophy, which has no connection with today’s India. This demonstrates their intellectual pauperism.

     Agriculture must be modernized because there is no point in draining the money on the marginal and landless farmers. The subsidy and the bank loans, which are given to such farmers is hardly used for agricultural purposes but instead used for attending the social functions like marriage etc. The landless and marginal farmers do not have any income from the agricultural produce as a result of the money is drowned in the gutter, which neither helps the farmers nor the country. This money could better be used for other employment generating projects reducing the burden from the unproductive agriculture.

    The education system needs to be overhauled because of today our Institutes and Universities are churning out such lazy graduates, postgraduates, who are no better than illiterates. There are innumerable half-baked engineers, medicos and lawyers, who are good for nothing. Demonetization has certainly reduced the level of black money, but the use of cash money needs to be made minimal. Those, who say that everybody is not trained to use the cashless cards, they are insincere and disingenuous to the cause that resurgent India is going to espouse and must have their own axe to grind. The country has made giant strides in progress during the last five years of Modi and hopefully, it will be consolidated in his new regime.

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