• Assam CM to Hold Meeting with 150 Intellectuals of Muslim Community

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    Guwahati: To discuss about the population control policy, Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma will hold Meetings with 150 intellectuals from the Muslim community on Sunday as per the report.

    Informing about the meeting the Sarma said, “Tomorrow I am going to meet 150 Muslim intellectuals. During the last month, I met both factions of the All Assam Minority Students’ Union. Everybody has said that population is a problem and we need to resolve it. In Assam, there is no controversy.”

    “Now if they (people outside Assam) do not understand the seriousness of the situation and they create controversy merely because a BJP Chief Minister has said this. So this cannot be a controversy. People should welcome if somebody is trying to eradicate poverty and illiteracy among minority people.” Sarma added.

    Earlier, the CM announced the gradual implementation of the two-child policy to avail government benefits in Assam. However, tea garden workers and members of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities have been exempted from its purview.

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