Female foeticide in India
She is a creator of the world don't destroy her. It’s time to give her back what
she gives to us. The threat of a warped sex relationship is one of the biggest
threats to today's culture. The rising disparity between men and women has led
to various crimes such as drug trafficking in children, sexual harassment,
polygamy and social in humanization. Such acts have made the planet more
dangerous for women.
Female foeticide is one of the world's worst crimes;
perhaps detestable is that the criminals belong to the educated class. This
challenge is being posed by our ancient and incomplete view of male childhood,
lack of education, ever-growing population and dowry. Certain measures and their
implementation must take place immediately.
In the traditional Indian household, the preference for a son is still a
prevalent law. This is clear from the declining sex ratio, which according to
the 2001 census reports dropped to alarming levels, in particular in the
northern states. In the middle and highest socio-economic families in
particular the northern states, the proliferation and abuse of advanced
technologies coupled with social factors contributes to women's low standing
like the dowry, family name concerns, and a son as a pacemaker has led to the
wicked practice of female feticides.
Despite the fact that the Prenatal Methods Act exists, it is very important for
this statute to be enforced, as there are very small percentages of arrests as
compared with the magnitude of this crime. It is also necessary, through women's
empowerment and intensive information , education and communication campaigns,
to focus efforts on the cultural, commercial and religious roots of this social
illness. Health schools and educational colleges play an important role in
increasing awareness of future doctors and physicians.
Female foeticide occurs when an unborn baby is aborted after determination that
it is female.
The Indian census data indicates that an anomalous sex ratio and improved
social-economic status and literacy are positively correlated. This could be
associated with the dowsing system in India, when a girl is seen as a financial
burden when dowsing deaths occur. The data from the 1991, 2001 and 2011 censuses
suggesting higher prevalence of female foeticide in urban India indicate a
higher ratio of sex among children compared to rural India.
In addition, standard sex ratios for children from 104 to 106 boys per 100
girls are found in regions where the predominant majority is Hindu, Muslim, Sikh
and Christian, and the predominant majority is Hindu, Muslim, Sikh or Christian.
These data contradict any hypothesis that sex selection is an archaic practice
between uneducated, poor or special religions in Indian society. There is on
going debate that such high sex ratios are caused only by female foeticide, or
that natural causes compensate for a higher ratio.
Under this illegal practice, the sex of the unborn child is determined by using
the ultrasound technique, and if a female foetus happens to be, it is aborted
through medicine or surgery. This is one of the most ferocious social evils.
roots in the patriarchal mentality in which boys are preferred over girls, not
just rural but urban areas, for various irrational reasons. We have to raise
awareness levels against the regressive practice of female foeticide, Implement
legislation far more rigorously and provide the households with much more
incentives for a girl's birth. The major reason behind female foeticide is
preference towards male child by patriarchal social structure and society in
Families usually tend to bear the family via the birth of sons over
daughters. The male child must perform the father's last rites in the absence of
which, it is assumed that after death, the father does not achieve salvation. In
most traditional conservationist families, a young girl child, due to the often
high demands of the huge amount as a dowry at the time of her marriage is more
or less considered a liability or burden.
It is seen, on the other hand, that
the male father deals with marriage very hard for his son. Although parents face
similar ordeals in educating and settling their children, be they children or
girls, the baby boy 's thinking is inclined to refuse to leave to kill foetuses.
Advances in science and technology made the gender of the foetus very simple.
Unfortunately, some unscrupulous doctors have also found themselves increasingly
involved in illegally trading for testing for sex and then fulfilling parents'
wishes for a female abortion of the foetus. Although the unscrupulous
assassination of women foetus is little justification, there is a third trend
towards illegal sex-determination in families across the country, both in urban
and rural areas.
On its part, the government has attempted to regulate the use
of pre-natal diagnostic techniques, PNDT Act 1994 and also established for legal
or medical use of a central body to check killing of female foetus through
abortion. We also can not accuse the entire class of doctors for conducting sex
selective examinations. It's just an unscrupulous bunch of doctors who are ready
parent partners because many girls can not come to the world.
As per the provisions of Pre Natal Diagnostics Techniques (PNDT) Act, It is a
felony for the pairs calling for the female foetus abortion, and for the doctors
calling for the abortion. It is also socially an immoral act, through
conservative views or greed, to end the life of an unborn child. The parents of
the girl do not know they have to make equal efforts to raise and settle their
child regardless of sex.
Nobody expected technological progress to lead to womanly foeticide. While
technology for sex screening was designed to investigate pre-natal
complications, it was suspected of misusing women's foetus abortions in India
during the 1980s.
In 1994, pre-natal diagnostic techniques Act (PNDT) was
passed by the Government of India. This Act was further amended in the 2004
PCPNDT Law with a mandate to deter and punish the prenatal sex screen and female
foeticide pre-conception and pre-natal diagnostic techniques. However, there is
poor enforcement of all of these legal provisions.
The outlook for the girl child is slowly nevertheless beginning to shift, with
women in all occupations, many of which were traditionally regarded as the sole
realms of men, proving their worth. The rights of a girl to have equality of
opportunity for upbringing, health, education and jobs are increasingly being
recognized. The Central Government, as well as the State Governments, run many
programs and aimed at enhancing the number of women in the country.
result, women's attitudes to break down all barriers to their entire development
are markedly shifting.
The winds of change are beginning to blow in society, with girls in different
professions, considered to be male bastions until now, like boxing, wrestling,
martial arts, armed forces, etc. 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao,' Beti Bachao, has
become a countrywide movement and is now educating the young girl. Thankfully,
increasing numbers of physicians have now rallied against sexual abortion. The
development of the nation in many countries is very promising and will also help
to correct the skewed ratio of male and female.
But gradually there have begun to blow the winds of change throughout society as
girls in several professions are doing exceptionally good, bringing their
families, cities and nations a sense of pride and recognition. They have bridged
every barrier and excelled in every field, whether sport, military, trade or
politics. Only two women won the lone medal for India at the recent Rio Olympics
2016 – PV Sindhu, Bahaminton, and Sakshi Malik.
Women – Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka
Gandhi, Sheila Dixit; Sushma Swaraj, Uma Bharti, Vasundhra Raje, Menaka Gandhi,
Smriti Irani, Panka Munde, Mamata Bannerjee, Mayawati, etc. – also dominate
today's political domain.
As such, we can also not say that we have brought the female foeticism to an
end, as it takes time for changes of attitude to take place in every city in the
world. This results in a change of social attitude towards women which leads to
their empowerment. Generally, many parents take sex-selective testing after the
birth of two or more girls and only go on pregnancy when the foetus is a male.
Each people of this country has a social and moral obligation to put the
practice of female foetus and to raise awareness about the need to believe in
the merits of women, as they have demonstrated their excellent performance in
different professions, to play multiple roles in the lives of the nation. Nature
has also endowed women with equal ease and success to perform different roles as
a daughter, sister, wife and mother.
The days are gone when women were considered to be Paray dhan — to care for
their husband family; now they are individuals who in all professions, while
managing their homes and families, leave a distinct mark on themselves. They
bring their parents and their country laurels. They are the creator of a
nation. Your girl's name is Forthcoming and your mother's name is past
therefore save the little girl and secure the future.
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