The National Coalition Against Two-Child Norm and Coercive Population Policies was formed last December. The Coalition, housed in the Centre for Health and Social Justice (CHSJ) in Delhi, has as its chairperson former Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Mr. A.R. Nanda, who was responsible for the National Population Policy 2000 that marked the radical shift from incentive and coercion to a more people-centred policy. The Coalition challenges the two-child norm as it is anti-democratic , anti-women and anti-children and affects dalits, adivasis, women and the poor adversely. The norm has affected the political participation of youth, who comprise 50 per cent of the population, as it is they who are disqualified on grounds of having more than two children, while elderly couples with more children are not touched.