Raphael Samuel, 27, from Mumbai, India, is a child-free “anti-natalist” advocate who believes children shouldn’t be made to suffer.
He claims parents don’t have the right to give birth if a child hasn’t agreed to being born.
But despite claiming he had a “great relationship” with his parents, he is now taking legal action against them, Times Now News reports.
He said: “I want to tell all Indian kids that they don’t owe their parents anything.
“I love my parents, and we have a great relationship, but they had me for their joy and their pleasure.
“My life has been amazing, but I don’t see why I should put another life through the rigamarole of school and finding a career, especially when they didn’t ask to exist.”
He added that people must know they don’t have to have children.
The child-free advocate also said people must ask their parents for an explanation as to why they had children.
“I want to tell all Indian kids that they don’t owe their parents anything”
On Youtube he talked about the “myth” of respecting elders in India and said people should respect action instead.
Raphael said: “Has that person treated you well? Is that person giving you freedom? Is that person encouraging your growth?”
“Your parents are two people at the age of 20-25 who just wanted a good night together and then they had you.”
The anti-natalist movement is gaining a lot of traction in India as people resist social pressure to have children.
Raphael runs an anti-natalist Facebook page called Nihilanand, which has hundreds of followers.
One of the memes on the page said: “Isn’t forcing a child into this world and then forcing it to have a career kidnapping and slavery?”
Anti-natalist in India argue that having children is a strain on the Earth’s resources and avoid procreation for environmental reasons.