Amid coronavirus chaos, Kangana wants stricter population control policy; Twitter reminds her: 'you're one of three'

Impose penalty on third child, she says in a tweet, sparks row

Amid coronavirus chaos, Kangana wants stricter population control policy; Twitter reminds her: 'you're one of three'

Kangana Ranaut. File photo

Tribune Web Desk
New Delhi, April 21

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has called on the Indian government to have a stricter policy on population control.

Ranaut, who's frequently outspoken about her views and generally heedless to criticisms, wrote on Twitter: “We need strict laws for population control, enough of vote politics it’s true Indira Gandhi lost election and later was killed for taking this issue head on (sic) she forcefully sterilised people but looking at crisis today at least there should be fine or imprisonment for third child (sic)”.

Emerging comedienne, Saloni Gaur, the creator and actor behind the viral sensation 'Nazma Apa', posted a screenshot of Kangana and her two siblings. An irked Kangana, who has frequently come under criticism for being vitriolic towards her critics, said: "No wonder your comedy is a joke on you, my great grandpa (sic) had 8 siblings in those days many children used to die, in jungles there were more animals hardly any humans, we must change with changing times, need of the hour is population control like China we should have strong rules". 

Kangana Ranaut has two siblings---a sister, Rangoli Chandel, and a brother, Aksht Ranaut.  

India’s neighbour China began to enforce a mandatory one-child policy under Communist revolutionary Deng Xiaoping in the late 70s, but made it official through a letter in September 1980. Strictly enforceable with some limited exceptions, it began to ease only in 2013 and officially ended in 2016.

The policy, and its methods of enforcement, which often included heavy fines and even alleged forced sterlisations, was often criticised by international rights organisations as being authoritarian and a gross violation of human rights.

Closer home, accusations of forced sterilisations and gross rights violations also hounded former prime minister Indira Gandhi’s son Sanjay Gandhi during the emergency of 1975.  

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