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Population control plans in two Indian states prompt concern

Uttar Pradesh is India's most populous state with around 230 million people. PHOTO: AFP
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NEW DELHI - A move by two Indian states to propose policies enforcing a two-child norm has prompted concern.

Demographers and women's rights campaigners have questioned the need for the policies amid falling fertility rates and concerns that coercive measures will adversely affect women and marginalised communities.

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