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  India   All India  08 Dec 2016  Shiv Sena backs Union minister Giriraj Singh on sterilisation

Shiv Sena backs Union minister Giriraj Singh on sterilisation

PTI
Published : Dec 8, 2016, 2:13 pm IST
Updated : Dec 8, 2016, 2:13 pm IST

But the saffron outfit said that Giriraj should also call for implementation of the Uniform Civil Code.

 Story Type Required Source Required Byline Optional Title Required 81 Characters Remaining Alias: shiv-sena-backs-union-minister-giriraj-singh-on-sterilisation-remarks  Strap Required 37 Characters Remaining  Giriraj Singh had called for a mass sterilisation to control the population in the country after demonetisation. (Photo: ANI Twitter)
  Story Type Required Source Required Byline Optional Title Required 81 Characters Remaining Alias: shiv-sena-backs-union-minister-giriraj-singh-on-sterilisation-remarks Strap Required 37 Characters Remaining Giriraj Singh had called for a mass sterilisation to control the population in the country after demonetisation. (Photo: ANI Twitter)

Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party's ally Shiv Sena on Thursday backed Union Minister Giriraj Singh over his controversial remarks on sterilisation and said he hadn't done anything wrong in expressing his views.

"What he said was right. However, instead of merely harping on sterilisation, he should demand implementation of common civil code in the country," the Sena said.

"The monster of population explosion is swallowing up the country. The proportion of Muslims in this population rise is more," an editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamana said.

Singh, who is the Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, had recently said that after 'notebandi' (demonetisation), there is an urgent need to make laws for 'nasbandi' (sterilisation) in the country.

"India has 17 per cent of the world population which adds population equal to Australia every year. The country only has 2.5 per cent of land mass of the globe with only 4.2 per cent of water resources. In this scenario, the population explosion is proving to be a big roadblock for development. We need a population control act to tide over the problem," Singh had said.

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