Delhi HC disposes off petition on population control
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday disposed off a petition seeking directions to the government to enact a population control law.
A division bench of the high court disposed off the petition filed by BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay, saying, "We see no reason to entertain this plea. Enactment of a law is a rare phenomenon and it is the work of the Parliament and the state legislatures."
"The work of the court begins after the enactment of the law. If such a petition is allowed, we will have to work for various departments of the government," the court observerd.
The bench further stated that the main work of the court is to interpret the law.
"It is for the Parliament or the state legislature to set two-child norm as a criteria for government jobs, aides and subsidies, right to vote, right to contest, right to property etc.," the court said.
Upadhyay in his plea requested the court to direct the government to spread awareness about population explosion and provide contraceptive pills, condoms and vaccines to the economically weaker sections (EWS) and below poverty line (BPL) families.IANS