Another Female Infanticide in India

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It has become very common nowadays in India to find newspapers, flashing news about killings of female children. Within a short span of time many girl children have been sacrificed for the thirst for male children. Even in this twenty first century many castes in the country are restricting the birth of female gender.

A country going dry of female members

Outlookindia.com reported on 30,April, 2012 that a third case of abandoning a baby girl by her parents occurred within a fortnight. The newborn girl child was abandoned by her own parents at a hospital in a place called Rohtak, in Haryana. The parents of the baby girl left her abandoned in the hospital at night and left the place.

On April 18, an auto-rickshaw driver found a four-day-old girl child, abandoned near a dustbin in Udyog Vihar. The baby was thrown, wrapped in a polybag. On April 13, a well off couple abandoned their eighteen month old girl child at the Civil Hospital in Gurgaon.

Killing or abandoning baby girls is found very common in India. Many innocent babies, just because they are girls, are killed secretly in so many ways. Gender discrimination is increasing in the country in spite of many efforts taken by the government and welfare organizations. The demographic statistics showing the gender discrimination is really very shocking to any reasonable mind.

Alarming difference in sex ratio

Birth of a girl baby is considered as a curse to the family. Preference or sons over daughters has been a culture in the country. This can be seen clearly in the demographic statistics fo India. According to the 2011 Census, the sex ratio in Haryana state is 877 females per 1,000 males.

In spite of all efforts


Have you ever seen in any country posters requesting to protect female children? In India, many organizations have come out with such posters. Recently an NGO called SMILE has come out with an awareness message telling the people, “Imagine advising your son eligible for marriage not to get married as there are not enough girls available to find a match for him. In some parts of India, there is only one girl available for every group of 15 boys eligible for marriage.”

Government is taking all measures

The central government of India is taking many steps to curtail these gender discrimination practices. Yet, gender ratio in many states in the country is very discriminative. State governments take steps to safeguard the welfare of women. The state of Haryana, where the sex ratio of women is very low, set up a Corporation in 1987 for the development of women in the state and to promote activities for the development and advancement of women. They also undertake the task of socioeconomic and health development of women.

Adverse results are already leading to social problems


The great variation in sex ratio is already creating social problems in the country.

1) Female foeticide and infanticide in Haryana have reduced the number of girls. Jat youths in the state are unable to get brides in their state. They travel from Haryana state thousands of kilometers across the country in search of brides.

2) The shortage of women forces the men to to break culture, language and caste barriers to find suitable brides elsewhere in the country.

3) Girls are forced to marry before 18 and sometimes they are forced to marry very elderly men. Age difference between husband and wife is more than 10 years. It causes further psychological problems.

4) Men in the state become psychologically perverted which leads to many crimes. Sex abuse, rape and other crimes are increasing day by day.

Going against nature for selfish reasons is always dangerous. Balance in gender ratio only can build up a healthy society. Female infanticide and female foeticide will definitely affect the whole humanity.

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Break Barriers, Bride Scarcity, Female Foeticide, Female Infanticide, Sex Crimes, Sex Ratio, Social Problems, Vast Difference

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author avatar shallimarRose
30th Apr 2012 (#)

I have a friend from India so I have heard some of these things.. I think this is awful... I have for daughters and here the birth of a daughter brings great joy. just saying... Wonderful you are bringing recognition to these problems.. Rose

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author avatar vpaulose
3rd May 2012 (#)

Thank you dear Rose for your affectionate concern.

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author avatar Judy Ellen
30th Apr 2012 (#)

This is so alarming and heartbreaking! After I read your first article on this I just could not stop thinking about it. It made me so sick! I wish I could do more than pray, and, I have been praying about this frequently!! It breaks my heart that these precious little babies are abandoned. Why can't someone adopt them instead of the families killing them. In the United States there is also a decline in birth rate due to many factors. In fact that is one of the reasons why social security will be in big trouble. Indian girls are so beautiful. If we had the money, we would adopt one. My husband is not in the best of health and wants to quit his job soon. If I could get a job I would look into adopting a little girl from India! Another thing I do not understand is that Indian men do not want their wives to work yet they kill these poor innocent girl babies because they will never be able to bring in the money for the family. Well, why don't they just let these girls work when they get older. Also, why aren't more girls needed to help with all the chores. Most of these families are poor and can't afford modern conveniences so why wouldn't they need daughters to help with all the household chores. I truly think that this is pure and simple demonic! We are slowly but surely reaching the age of extinction due to our sin and greed. There is no way anyone can ever justify killing of innocent babies no matter what, and, we in the United States are just as bad when it comes to having abortions.. Babies don't belong to us, they belong to God!!! We love you, Dear brother!!

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author avatar vpaulose
3rd May 2012 (#)

God is love. All these show that we are going away from God. Thank you dear sister Judy.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
30th Apr 2012 (#)

A worthy star page - and oh! the image is so soul-searching. Amazing work, vpaulose.

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author avatar vpaulose
3rd May 2012 (#)

Thank you dear sister Sheila for your affectionate concern.

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author avatar Val Mills
30th Apr 2012 (#)

You are doing such a great job of bringing this awareness to the world.Pity the people who are murdering their daughters won't be reading it! Is it all because they can't afford a future dowry?

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author avatar vpaulose
3rd May 2012 (#)

Thank you dear Vall for your affectionate comment and support.

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author avatar rarity
30th Apr 2012 (#)

They should do something about this. Women all over the world should rally behind this cause.

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author avatar vpaulose
3rd May 2012 (#)

Let us hope for better. thanks.

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author avatar Madan G Singh
1st May 2012 (#)

VP, this is the bad story of India and Pakistan

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author avatar vpaulose
3rd May 2012 (#)

Only awareness can find solution. Thanks Madan.

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author avatar Funom Makama
2nd May 2012 (#)

woow... I dont know what else to say.. But its good u create such awareness, it will definitely go a long way. I must share things on my facebook page.

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author avatar vpaulose
3rd May 2012 (#)

Thank you dear Funom for your affection.

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author avatar NEERAJ BHATT
2nd May 2012 (#)

REALLY A BIG ISSUE IN THE SUB-CONTINENT,THE POST IS SO POWERFUL THAT IT IGNITES OUR ANGER AND PONDER OVER IT IN A POSITIVE WAY TO FIGHT AND SOLVE IT .

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author avatar vpaulose
3rd May 2012 (#)

Yes, positive thinking can bring better results. Thank you.

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author avatar Athena
11th May 2012 (#)

A very important article here. I'm sharing this everywhere for further awareness. Thumbs up!

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author avatar vpaulose
13th May 2012 (#)

Thank you dear Athena

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author avatar Asmita
30th Nov 2012 (#)

yes, stop female killing

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