GUWAHATI, Oct 30 - Slamming a section of politicians for �misleading people� on the State government�s new population control policy, the All Assam Minorities Students� Union has said it is the duty and responsibility of everyone, cutting across communities, caste and religion, to check population explosion.
Admitting that population control measures are extremely important given the State�s limited land resources and socio-economic condition, AAMSU president Rezaul Karim Sarkar and advisor Azizur Rehman said socially, economically and academically many communities of the State are still backward.
�The State government�s new population control policy is acceptable, but by merely enacting laws and depriving a section of government�s schemes alone cannot help. Also, just controlling the birth rate cannot help change the socio-economic condition of the State. Socio-economic development is only possible through quality education of the masses,� they said, adding that the government should take initiatives in this regard.
They said a section of politicians have been misleading the people on religious lines and urged them to create awareness about population control among the general masses.