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Published On:18 January 2021
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India’s ex chief election commissioner S Y Quraishi’s new book debunking Muslim population myth to be launched in February

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India’s former chief election commissioner S Y Quraishi has sought to debunk the bogus Muslim population myth often raised by right-wing Hindutva protagonists through his new book "The Population Myth: Islam, Family Planning and Politics in India". The book analyses India’s demographics from a religious perspective, and will be launched in February.


Published by HarperCollins India, the book provides a detailed perspective on the rate of Muslim growth in India after in-depth study of population data, and national and international reports.

The book has extensively discussed on how the majoritarian fears of a demographic skew are being stoked by often using these myths. Mr. Quraishi has also used facts for demolishing these myths and demonstrating how a planned population is in the interest of all communities.

The book, which will hit the stands, focuses on how the Quran and the Hadith have shown how Islam might have been one of the first religions in the world for actually advocating smaller families, and how several Islamic countries have population policies in place.


"Indians have been fed for decades the propaganda that Muslims produce too many children in order to overtake the Hindus, that this is how Muslims plan to capture political power," argued Quraishi in his book and added, "Derogatory slogans aimed at Muslims 'hum paanch, hamare pachchees' or 'hum chaar, hamare chalees' - have been voiced repeatedly at the top political level to strengthen this narrative. On the other hand, many Muslims also tend to believe that Islam is against family planning."

Quraishi was India’s 17th Chief Election Commissioner. He joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1971. He is credited with introducing several electoral reforms, including creating of a voter education division, expenditure monitoring division, the India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management, and launched the National Voters Day.

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