February 22nd, 2011 14:22 EST
Outrage: Indian Man Has 94 Children!
"The more, the merrier is certainly true for Ziona Chana, a 66-year-old man in India`s remote northeast who has 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren -- and wouldn`t mind having more.
They all live in a four storied building with 100 rooms in a mountainous village in Mizoram state, sharing borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh, media reports said.
`I once married 10 women in one year,` he was quoted as saying.
His wives share a dormitory near Ziona`s private bedroom and locals said he likes to have seven or eight of them by his side at all times."
China`s "one-child policy" has been a remarkable success, and China deserves praise for tackling the problem of overpopulation.
"After the introduction of the one-child policy, the fertility rate in China fell from over three births per woman in 1980 (already a sharp reduction from more than five births per woman in the early 1970s) to approximately 1.8 births in 2008."
India, on the other hand, has done little to address the serious issue of overpopulation, witness this Reuters article.
The Indian government should force Chana To have a vasectomy -- for a man in an impoverished and overpopulated country to have 94 children is a crime.
Chana shouldn`t be treated like a celebrity, he should be treated like a pariah or a madman.
America is a very charitable country, but we shouldn`t send one dime to impoverished countries that are doing nothing to bring their population under control.
We aren`t helping these nations by giving them billions in aid, we are exacerbating the problem of overpopulation.
Shame on Chana, shame on India, and shame on clueless Americans who send donations to India.
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