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Archive for March, 2008
Since ages now, a “boy” child has been prefered over a “girl” child in the vast population of India. The obsession for male child is not just prominent in the worker class of India, but also in the educated class, business class, affluent class, not-so-affluent class… in fact, amongst all the “classes” of India!
The sad part of the story is that this is unfortunately ingrained in the minds of Indians. So even after living abroad, in the plush society of countries like UK, Indian women are sent back home to India, to detect the sex of their unborn child and to terminate it, if the child is a “girl”.
Some facts here:
Female infanticide occurs in 80% of Indian states
Worst-affected states include wealthiest areas
927 girls born for every 1,000 boys
Infant mortality rate: 60/1,000