Navigation Links
Madhya Pradesh Imbibes Family Planning Lessons from Pakistan

Madhya Pradesh government of Bharatiya Janta Party has been inspired from the most unlikely of places - Pakistan - to devise a family planning programme //for the Muslim community based on a 'Pakistani model' that advocates use the religious texts and clerics for awareness campaign as well as the mosque to distribute contraceptives.

"What comes in the way of family planning is ignorance and not religion. The community should come out of darkness (unawareness). The state government would follow the example of Pakistan, which has reportedly decided to distribute contraceptives at mosques and involve clerics in spreading family planning awareness", state Health Minister Ajay Vishnoi said.

A recent news report had quoted Pakistan's Population Planning Minister Chaudhary Shahbaz Hussain as saying that the birth rate in his country was 1.86 percent, which the ministry wanted to bring down to 1.3 percent by 2020.

"I have received inspiration from Pakistan and what BJP's national executive member and columnist Muzaffar Hussain has written in his book 'Census Islam and Family Planning'", the minister said.

The book, which claims that Islam advocates family planning and population control, will help correct misconceptions about the family planning programme among the Muslim community", Vishnoi said.

Expressing concern over the increasing population in the country and why the Muslim community's increasing population is 'dangerous', the book highlights the support family planning finds in Hadis and Quran and the references to family planning in Islamic literatures.

Besides containing a list of fatwas issued in countries like Egypt, Jordan, Malaysia and Iran in support of family planning, the book throws light on the practice of family planning in Islamic countries including Pakistan and even pats the neighbouring country for promoting the practice.

Accordingly, the state government will distribute free of cost 10,000 copies of the book, published by Vishwa Hindu Parishad-run Vishwa Samvad Kendra, so that "the message of family planning reaches the people", Vishnoi told IANS.

Some Muslim clerics and scholars, however, have flayed Hussain's interpretation regarding family planning and Islam.

"He is neither an authority on Islam nor on family planning. I feel some of the Quranic verses he quotes do not convey the meaning he has derived from them", they say.

"Shariat does not say anything either in favour or against family planning. It rather indicates towards 'keeping the women young and that there should be no burden on women', that is possible only when she has fewer children. These days every country is doing it and it is a major success in Egypt and Bangladesh", says social activist and ex-professor Zameeruddin.

"As such there is no harm in creating awareness on family planning. If one goes by the socio-economic parameters, both Hindus and Muslims stand on the same platform. Then why single out Muslims alone. The intention of the BJP government do not appear to be clean", Zameeruddin sai


Related medicine news :

1. Madhya Pradesh Cops to attend Yoga classes to reduce stress and weight
2. Madhya Pradesh: Blood Transfusion Infects 136 Individuals With HIV
3. Bird Flu Fear Grips Madhya Pradesh
4. Bird Flu Raises Its Ugly Head in Jalgaon and Madhya Pradesh
5. Bird Flu Sample Tests Positive In Madhya Pradesh
6. Bird Flu Spreading Towards Madhya Pradesh
7. Sati Raises its Ugly Head in Madhya Pradesh
8. More Culling in Madhya Pradesh Due to Bird Flu Fears
9. Anthrax Kills 50 Cattle in Madhya Pradesh
10. Madhya Pradesh Shows Indifferent Attitude Towards Infant Mortality
11. Madhya Pradesh To Concentrate On Better Rural Hygiene
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... 27th edition of USA Today in Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Minneapolis, South Florida, ... The digital component is distributed nationally, through a vast social media strategy and ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Consistent with the ... 2016 Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs meeting will showcase some of the ... 2016, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with a pre-conference session on a ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... Secura Consultants has prided itself for not only fulfilling the needs of advisers ... solutions at an affordable price and providing top-tier customer service. However, there's always ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... largest, most successful and prominent nonprofit healthcare organizations in the country. They have ... with various organizations, and helped advance the healthcare industry as a whole through ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Indosoft Inc., developer and distributor ... Asterisk 11 LTS (Long Term Support) into its Q-Suite 5.10 product line. , ... up-to-date with a version of Asterisk that will receive not only security fixes, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/27/2015)... , Nov. 27, 2015 Research and ... the "Global Intrauterine Devices Market 2015-2019" report ... --> In this report, the author the ... devices market for 2015-2019. To calculate the market size, ... following type of products: Hormonal IUDs and copper IUDs. ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 26, 2015 Un nuevo enfoque ... para el cáncer avanzado.   --> ... fotodinámica de Bremachlorin para el cáncer avanzado.   ... inmunoterapia con la terapia fotodinámica de Bremachlorin para el ... . --> Clinical Cancer Research . ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... Nederland, November 26, 2015 ... Een nieuwe aanpak combineert immunotherapie met Bremachlorin-photodynamische ... ) --> ...      (Photo: ) ... Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC) blijkt ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: