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Rights Groups Slam New Burmese “Birth Spacing Law” as anti-Muslim

May 26, 2015 • Daily Email Recap

Burma’s birth control law exposes Buddhist fear of Muslim minority

Nationalist monks are behind new powers enabling authorities to ‘organise’ family planning among groups with high birth rates such as Rohingyas

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Despite fierce campaigning by women rights groups and an international outcry,Burma has introduced a birth control law which opponents say is aimed at ethnic minorities.
The controversial bill is one of four pieces of legislation driven by nationalist Buddhist monks who fear that the Muslim population is growing too quickly.

Under the law signed by president Thein Sein, governments of the 14 states and regions can request a presidential order so that local authorities can “organise” women to have a gap of 36 months between births.

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