Social belief goes that the family runs through a male and hence the birth of a male child in the family is imminent to the carrying forward of its generation. Money has become a dangerous incentive for this transgression. It has become a grave social issue across the country. India passed its first abortion-related law in 1971, the so-called Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, which made abortion legit in almost all states of the country, but it was particularly made for the cases of medical risk to the mother and child conceived by rape. But the root cause is not them but the social pattern which has made sons a preferred commodity and daughters a liability. From early ages, girls were considered burdens for their parents. Nature too has gifted women to play different roles of a daughter, sister, wife and mother with equal ease and success.
Of late, sex-selective abortions to get only male kids born in the family have gained momentum. And the argument that it is a symbol of female emancipation is a nullity. Dowry collection which is already banned should be strictly enforced. Today female foeticide is no more an urban phenomenon, rural people are also getting more and more involved in it and come all the way long to cities to get these tests done. The Court pronounced that pre natal sex determination would be as good as female foeticide. Parents check the gender of the unborn child and abort the pregnancy if it is a girl. Also, i see a lot of loopholes in the legislative actions and i feel it will take may more years to overcome this huge issue.
Conclusion Through many mediums, awareness about female foeticide is being spread throughout the nation. Yes sir it is really true why our society not give equal rights to a female. Increasing maternal deaths and ill-health of women: Killing of a foetus in the womb or abortion weakens the health of a woman. All the articles are written in simple English language with different word counts of 300, 500, 600 and 800, respectively. The state of Maharashtra became the first in country to ban pre-natal sex determination through the enactment of Maharashtra regulation of prenatal diagnostics techniques act. Many young girls are kidnapped from their parents and sold to the highest bidder. On the other hand, it is seen that the father of the male child bargains very hard to maximize the benefits of marriage for his son.
So the murder of a female foetus is considered to be a solution to two major problems i. Repercussions of female foeticide are long-term and disastrous in nature. With a sex ratio of 775 girls of 0-6 years for every 1,000 boys as per the 2011 Census, Mahendragarh is the nastiest district in India — in the worst state of the country — for female foeticide and infanticide. The horrible illegal practice of female foeticide has to be stopped by harsh laws and change in the mind-set of the people. Where is the human rationale.
Killing a girl child before or after she is born has an adverse effect on the sex ratio and leads to further social evils. The has uninvolved to impose on users who edit pages related to , including this article. The effects of female foeticide are one that is not visible in the short term. Formerly a faculty member at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Professor Brody is presently Chairman of the Department of Philosophy at Rice University. The natural ratio of boys to girls at birth is assumed to be between 103 to 107, and any number above it is considered as suggestive of female foeticide.
Conclusion: Female foeticide is nothing but the misuse of pre-natal technology which was invented to detect abnormality in unborn child before it could actually take birth. Essay, Speech on and 4. Sustained social campaigns, financial incentives to parents giving birth to a female child, free educational scholarships, reservation for females in educational institutions and jobs; and v. The selective abortion of a female child is most common in the areas where cultural norm values a male child over a female child. It is occurring along with more women getting educated and having an income. To this menace our ancestral and biased view about male child, lack of education, ever increasing population and dowry have been good propellants.
This is the status of girls in the Society…boys can bribe the money to get themselves to free from these issues…. By then, the decreasing child sex ratio of the first decade of the third millennium will be the horrifyingly skewed youth sex ratio of the third decade. This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's. This is very ambiguous as many women are indeed forced by family members to go ahead with an abortion of a female foetus. We need to empower girls in every sense of the term — educational, social, economic and political so that Indian families learn to practice no-discrimination with regard to the gender of their child. There is increasing awareness with regard to the rights of a girl child for providing them equal opportunities for upbringing, health, education and jobs. In India and China, female foeticide and infanticide continue their tentacled spread until the 21 st century.
The outcome is that while the parents of the girls benefit, the girls themselves have to compromise their culture, dress, language and food habits. Violence against women exists in various forms, in all societies, the world over. In less than a decade from now, the diminishing sex ratio is going to cause total chaos in our social and economic life. Some do it willfully while others are forced by family or are fearful of the social outcomes of bearing a girl child. As a consequence of this, women-hunt has become common. The major causes for declining sex ratio are: sex ratio at birth, sex-selective abortions, sex ratio of children and sex-differentials in mortality etc. On the other hand, it is seen that the father of the male child bargains very hard to maximise the benefits of marriage for his son.
The saving grace is that eastern, north-eastern and southern India do not. The rules, regulations, and punishments are made more stringent. There is increasing trend of the misuse of the pre-natal technologies which are used to determine pre-birth deficiencies or infirmities in a child. Even early marriage is a probable consequence for a world with fewer women, due to the fact that early marriage or selling off women early in age would bring about the higher number of children in the biological time of the woman. Department of family welfare was directed to file an affidavit indicating the status of actions taken. Let us discuss below the effects of female foeticide in India: Skewed sex ratio: According to 2011 census, the child sex ratio in India was 919 females to 1000 males, which declined from 927 females to 1000 males in the previous decade. Such unscrupulous people deserve strictest punishment but they are able to escape the law in most cases due to inadequacies in the law enforcing mechanism.