Bengaluru: While the Assam government has brought in policy change to check population growth by not offering government jobs to those parenting more than 2 kids, chief of the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) Badruddin Ajmal on Saturday asserted that Muslims will not listen to anyone and will continue to produce children.

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He said, “The government has brought this law to stop Muslims from having jobs. According to the Sachar committee, below 2 per cent of Muslims get government jobs. Literate people are now increasing among the Muslim community and they are working across the world.”

He further added, “Tampering with nature is not good. Muslims will do whatever they want to bear children. Don’t shout later that we have more children. Don’t fight with nature.”

He also took a dig at Mohan Bhagwat, the RSS chief by saying, “On one side, the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat asks to produce 10-10 children and on the other side, the government says that no government jobs will be given to the people having more than two children. First, they should decide what they want. They don’t follow what RSS said.”

The 126-member Assam assembly in September 2017 had passed a resolution adopting the ‘Population and Women Empowerment Policy of Assam’. According to the policy, the state government proposed to bar anyone with more than two children from contesting municipal and panchayat elections, getting government jobs and other benefits. 

Another important decision was also taken at the Cabinet meeting held late last Monday evening that also adopted a "New Land Policy", which would give three bighas of agricultural land to landless indigenous people, and half a bigha for constructing a house.