Family planning in India is voluntary, coercion will be counter productive: Central government tells Supreme Court

The Centre in its affidavit said that India is a signatory to the Programme of Action of International Conference on Population and Development, 1994 which is unequivocally against coercion in family planning.
Family planning in India is voluntary, coercion will be counter productive: Central government tells Supreme Court

Coercing people to have a certain number of children would be counter-productive and would lead to demographic distortion, the Central government told the Supreme Court expressing its disinclination towards forced family planning and population control laws.

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