New Delhi: A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking an inquiry into whether the law can be enforced to curb population growth. Strict laws have also been demanded to curb population growth while protecting the fundamental rights of citizens. The petition has been filed by spiritual guru Devkinandan Thakur. Petitioner Devkinandan has claimed that overcoming population explosion is essential for the protection of fundamental rights of citizens. At present the root cause of every problem in the country is population growth. Earlier, however, the central government had said that it was not appropriate to force people to adopt a two-child policy under family planning. Center: The Supreme Court has said that the government cannot force people to have fewer children. Family planning is a voluntary nature program. Family planning is according to the wishes of the people. Lawyer Ashutosh Dubey, on the other hand, argued on behalf of the petitioner that due to the increase in population, citizens and especially women would be severely affected. The economy is being hit hard. It is claimed that the guarantee of clean air, drinking water, health and livelihood as per Article 21-212 of the Constitution is possible only when it is necessary to enact legislation to curb population growth.