Overpopulation: Unmanaged Number or Mismanaged Policy

  • Nikita and Madhuparna Sarkar
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  • Nikita

    Student at IFIM Law School, India.

  • Madhuparna Sarkar

    Student at IFIM Law School, India.

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This paper is premised upon navigating the dilemma of overpopulation and the catch-22 situation created through varied policies of the State. It charts the trajectory of population growth in India and China through the past decades and scrutinises the policies in the context of the primal human rights of its citizens. It examines the legal accuracy of the Sovereign’s intrusion into citizen’s personal rights under the disguise of reasonable restrictions. A judicial exploration of pro et contra of overpopulation has been assessed. The UN directions have been juxtaposed to the developing scenario in the context of overpopulation. An avant-garde attempt has been made to perceive the condition of growing masses as a source of potential to reap benefits from.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 5, Page 400 - 403

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.113581

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