Researchers and activists slam an official tweet that points out how Chinese policies led to a decline in the minority population.
The new paper, published in the American Review of Political Economy, says almost 7,600 men, women and children as young as 10 were surgically sterilised under the programme, preventing people deemed "feebleminded" and others from becoming parents.
Recent controversies show that an idea once considered inhumane and obsolete still persists.
They were sterilised as part of a Eugenics Protection Law that was in effect from 1948 to 1996. Some of the victims were physically or cognitively disabled, according to the board that approved their sterilisation. Others had behavioural issues.
"Children should be accepted as they come, as God sends them, as God allows, even if at times they are sick," Pope Francis says.
The project to create tall, fair, and intelligent babies undertaken by the RSS claims to have delivered as many as 450 "custom babies" and targets thousands by 2020.
India's Hindutva group have proposed a eugenics program that promises fair-skinned and smart customised babies, but it's facing a backlash on social media. Here are 9 things that you need to know about the program:
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