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India / Ram / Birth Control #251132

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 25, 1977
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(Studio) Jagivan Ram, instrumental in defeat of Indira Gandhi in recent India elections, will be named to new cabinet. 1 priority of new government policy is birth control.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New Delhi, India) Indian public's anger at compulsory sterilization programs of Indira Gandhi noted. New Prime Min. Morarji Desai has other ideas with regard to family planning. [DESAI - says birth control shouldn't and won't be forced on people, but artificial means given to them.] This type of program will be opposed by people like local doctor, who feels only control for population is to pressure people for sterilization. But disaster certain without some form of population control.
REPORTER: Peter Collins

Collins, Peter;
Cronkite, Walter

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