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Vol. 10, Issue 3 (2021)

A critical review: Problem of female feoticide and female infanticide in India

Naaz Bano, Asif Beg, Arti Kumari and Rajesh Dahiya
Female foeticide is a conscious and deliberate act of aborting a fetus since it is a female. Female fetuses are specifically aborted. Subsequently, around 10 lakh girls are missing from the Indian population. The census of the Govt. of India has uncovered a sharp decrease in the sex proportion of children in the 0-6 age group in the 10 years since the last statistics (from 945 to 927 female pr 1000 male). Female feticide not only brings about a declining girl population, but also disregards our notion of human rights, and in particular poses a question of the survival of the human race prompting development crisis. To prompt prosperity, movement and progression of the individuals and development and advancement of communities and nation overall, it is important to plan measures, laws, policies and approaches to eliminate these practices. The people, having a place or belonging to rural communities and deprived, marginalized and economically weaker sections of the society are the ones, who should be sufficiently mindful regarding these measures, approaches and measures, policies and laws. Female foeticide and female infanticide cannot be controlled unless the condition changes and families start to give importance to their daughters more than they do at present. Increasing awareness of the problem has led to various campaigns by journalists and celebrities to combat evil practice of female foeticide. Aamir Khan devoted the first episode "Daughters Are Precious" of his show Satyamev Jayate to create awareness on this widespread practice. Therefore among all the components related to the empowerment of girls and women which need consideration, education is the most significant component to raise the status of girls in the society.
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Naaz Bano, Asif Beg, Arti Kumari, Rajesh Dahiya. A critical review: Problem of female feoticide and female infanticide in India. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(3):243-248.
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