I read the editorial in your monthly, Islamic Voice, entitled “Retrograde”, I fully support your view that the Personal Law Board should restrict its activities to fighting for the Babri Masjid (only in courts) or similar causes and, not appropriate to themselves the sole voice of Muslims of India in all matters, including matters which impinges on the welfare of Muslims in general. The country has been faced with massive population growth. It is the Government’s obvious duty to promote family planning and, it has been doing so for many decades now. Economic and Educational status of the majority of the Muslims in the country, has now reached dismal proportions and, it is getting worse by the day. It is feared that, Muslims do not take to family planning, they would simply be multiplying poverty, rather than multiplying wealth, as each poor person only produces a few more poor persons. You have done well to point out that Muslim countries (some Islamic) such as Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Egypt have been promoting family planning as a State Policy. Sometimes, it appears that, Muslim Ulema in India are the only real protectors of the Faith and Upholders of the Sharia, and therefore, speak out of turn.