Guwahati, Jan 28 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said that women should give birth to children before they attain 30 years of age. Sarma was speaking at a function at Sankardev Kalakhetra in Guwahati. Addressing the women present at the function, he said, “We are trying to stop child marriage because if you give birth to children at a very young age, you would face problems. Similarly, if you do the same thing after reaching a higher age , like 30 or 35, there must be complications. Many people keep delaying these things, and it gives rise to problems.”
The Chief Minister also proposed an `ideal age` for women to give birth between the ages of 22 and 30. “Neither less nor more than that is a good age for giving birth to children because the human body has certain basic things. God has made our bodies like that. So I suggest that girls who have not married yet complete it at the earliest,” he added.
The Chief Minister`s comment has not gone down well with the netizens, as they have started to criticize him for such `weird` suggestion.
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