Summary: Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Aug 27 (ANI): With an aim to eliminate the menace of female foeticide
in Jammu and Kashmir, 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign was launched in Udhampur on Monday.
It seeks to prevent female foeticide
and to bring a positive attitude among people towards girl child birth, with the aim to preventing child marriages.
It is difficult to find accurate statistics due to the silence around the topic, but these are some numbers for previous years: in 2008, 890 newborn girls were killed; in 2009, there were 1,000 cases reported in big cities; in 2010, there were 1,210 cases of female foeticide
I do believe issues like suicides and depression affect men, but many women's issues like Female Genital Mutilation or female foeticide
aren't covered enough.
Human rights activists say the incident proves yet again that female foeticide
is widespread in India despite awareness campaigns.
The spokesman said that the improvement is linked to the 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao'campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Panipat in 2015."Soon after the launch of the campaign, the present government embarked upon a multi-pronged drive to erase the black dot of skewed sex ratio state from the map of the state by conducting raids on illegitimate ultrasound centres, decoy-trapping of ultrasound and scanning institutes, registration of FIRs against the offenders, unearthing of the unholy nexus of culprits engaged in sex selection and female foeticide
and a regular follow-up of the registered FIRs until judgment was handed,"the spokesman said.
Prenatal sex determination was banned in India in 1994 in an affort to curb female foeticide
and infanticide in India.
Awareness regarding gender preference and female foeticide
among teachers in the Hassan District, South India.
SUPREME Court on Tuesday accused Internet giants Google, Microsoft and Yahoo of attempting to intentionally defy its orders aimed at putting an end to rampant sex determination tests and female foeticide
across the country.
Anand, a practicing advocate at the Supreme Court of India and the High Court of Delhi, examines the illegal practice of female foeticide
in India and finds it to be a social problem that can only be dealt with by society--families, social institutions and organizations, education institutions, NGOs, doctors, government, administration, media, police, political and religious leaders.
Hahnemann way back in 1840 as the ultimate antidote to female foeticide