Why is it important to save girl child?
It is indeed important to save girl child as today’s girl will be the mother of a child tomorrow. According to the last official census figures, there are only 933 women for 1000 men. In other way, we can say there when India entered new millennium, it has a deficit of 35 million women. We should stand against genocide that is eating society day by day. This article throws light on how girl child is discriminated not only in India but also world widely. We should take necessary steps to curb these practices and to save girl child.
· Sex determination and sex selection
It is true that foetal sex determination and sex selection is a criminal offense in India but its practice is widespread. Number of doctors carrying out private clinics uses ultrasound machines and other latest technologies to figure out the sex of an unborn child. People are ready to pay huge sum of money for this and do not even hesitated to even abort a girl child.
· Discrimination against girl child:
Female foeticide and infanticide are not just only issues pertaining with girl child. But at every stage of life, she is discriminated and abandoned for education, living standard and basic nutrition. She is not considered at par with boy child. Not only in early ages but even as a teenager, she is not provided with good clothes, nutritious food items and forced to eat left over crumbs. Even when she is supposed to be in college, she is hurriedly ‘married off’ where she has to depend on others for her survival. She does not enjoy social or economic independence. Moreover her illiteracy results into early pregnancies and high fertility rates. These conditions further aggravate the overall condition of females in a country. Again if she gives birth to a girl child, the whole journey of murder and discrimination begins.