MYANMAR: PROTEST FOR 2 CHILD POLICY FOR BENGALI-VIDEO

Jun 4, 2013 11:52am
စစ္ေတြလူထူ ဆႏၵထုတ္ေဖာ္ (ဗြီဒီယုိ သတင္း) arakan times

National League for Democracy members in Myanmar’s Rakhine State have expressed their support for the government’s two-child policy imposed on Bengali families in two townships, Maungdaw and Butheetaung.

The NLD offices from 8 townships in Sittwe District released a statement on May 31 saying they support the policy, which is aimed at reducing the number of birth rate of the Bengali communities in the townships.

The NLD offices in the district showed their support for the policy on that day even though NLD chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi slammed the policy as an unlawful discrimination on May 27.

 

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Myanmar’s Two Child Policy and the Human Rights Paradoxes
By: Dr.Tun Kyaw Nyein

The local authorities in Rakhine State reaffirmed a 2005 regulation
imposing a two child policy for Bengali Muslims in Buthidaung and
Maungdaw townships. This policy evoked thunderous howls of protest from
human rights organizations as well as the international media that
slammed it as a violation of human rights

Several countries in Asia have child restriction policies. Such 
policies are either already in place, in planning stage or contemplated 
as population growth poses a challenge to the general welfare of their 
citizens. China’s one-child policy is a well known example. Vietnam has 
had a two-child policy since 1960, which is now relaxed; India has a 
two-child policy for a specific defined group; and the Phillipines is 
giving serious thought to child restriction policies.

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