STOP This Evil Crime Against Humanity! - Female Foeticide in India
In India and many other parts of the world, baby girls are being aborted or abandoned by this process, in which sex of the fetus is examined by doctors and if it is a girl then doctors abort the child in the fetus.
Some peoples who keep their deeply-imbedded cultural preference for a boy, those are the main offenders for this crime.
In India, sex determination was banned in 1994, but still, a number of girls missing is only growing.
Do you know?
The 12 million girls are born in India every year, from which 1 million girls do not see their first birthday.
What are the main reasons behind female infanticide and what problems a female face?
As we know, it is the biggest crime of our law, but you should know what the reasons behind this are:
obsession for son
Some people want a boy child because when a boy will grow he earns money and him able to handle the financial conditions of the family. That’s why the preference of a boy is always more than a girl.
fear of dowry
As we know that, marrying a girl is like a burden for everyone, because of this dowry system that’s why some people don’t want a girl child so that, they do not need to collect money for the dowry.
The main reason is also to collect money to the girl’s marriage, but one reason is that some people do not have enough money to nurture their daughter because raising a girl is more expensive than a boy.
sex determination before birth
During this process, people who don’t want a girl child examine the fetus of a pregnant lady and abort a girl before her birth.
These are some reason that the abortion of women is increasing. Because of this, family members are happy but do not know which difficulties the woman has to face.
- premature birth
- mental problems
- temporary feelings of relief
- alcohol abuse
- abortion and breast cancer
Does the female infanticide affect sex ratio? Is there any law for female feticide?
Yes, of course, it affects the sex ratio and it is also a reason for gender inequality in our society. The child sex ratio has gone down from 945 girls (0 – 6 yrs) per 1000 boys (0 – 6 yrs) in 1991 to 927 girls per 1000 boys in 2001 to 914 girls per 1000 boys in 2011.
India is the biggest land for laws in favor of women’s empowerment. The government of India passes these laws against female infanticide.
- In 1870, Female Infanticide Prevention Act.
- In 1971, the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act.
- In 1980, sex-screening technologies in India were easily accessible to the common people. During this, a large number of reports was filed against sex-screening technologies.
- In 1994, the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act (PNDT). This act passed because of 1980’s law of sex-screening techniques.
- In 2004, Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal diagnostic Techniques Act (PCPNDT).
Facts about Female Infanticide in India
All over the country thousands of female fetuses were aborted.
Female feticide in India increased by 49.2%.
50 million girls and women are ‘missing’ from the population because of the termination of the female fetus.
5000 girls are murdered by their own family members.
In 2001, 39,284,065 women are victims of infanticide.
Maharashtra, Haryana and Jammu Kashmir havethe larger number of female infanticide.