LETTER TO THE HINDU REGARDING ARTICLE ADVOCATING TWO CHILD NORM
The Editor- in- chief,
Justice Krishna Iyer’s advocacy (The Hindu, Aug 13th 2008) of punishment for violation of the 2- child norm, and “penal infliction on culpable parents’ is unexpected and unfortunate.
There is substantial data and evidence which links family size to development parameters. The 1980s slogan that “development is the best contraceptive” is as relevant today, given the high levels of infant mortality rates at 57 per 1000 live births, as then. Amongst SC/STs,...