In China, the world’s most populous country, the government openly promotes one child per couple. In India, the world’s second most populous country, one lawmaker wants a minimum of four children per couple. Why? From AFP:
Sakshi Maharaj, who represents a seat in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh for Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party, said in a speech Tuesday that Hindus should see it as their duty to have large families.
“The time has come when a Hindu woman must produce at least four children in order to protect the Hindu religion,” Maharaj said at a religious congregation in the city of Meerut.
Different strokes for different folks, or just plain insane. You decide (non-scientific, no advanced degree in psychology required).
Maharaj’s latest comments came barely a month after he stirred controversy by calling independence hero Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin a ‘patriot’.