Girl child infanticide
Women are at the receiving end in the Indian society. They are All ill treated or tortured at every stage. A girl child is bondage from her very child hood. She is under constant, vigil First by the parents, then her husband, and finally by her own children. Not only that she is often condemned to death even before she is born. This is called female killing in the womb itself.
In ancient India the birth of a girl child was hailed as suspicious. An old Indian proverb lies down that a home without a daughter is like a body without soul. The coming of daughter in the house was compared with the advent of goddess Laxmi,Saraswati. The usual blessing of a father at the time of his daughter‘s marriage was ” May you excel in learning and public speaking “.No ceremony was considered to be complete without the presence of women.
The situation however drastically changed during the middle the middle Ages when India was subjected to frequent foreign invasions. The invaders booty also compromised of woman suffered badly, infanticide and Purdah became prevalent. Sending a girl to the school became risky. There was therefore sudden decline in female literacy and the position of women in the society. This tradition lasting till today, and the killing of foetus is started with a boom.
The problem of female foetus is widespread in urban centers. With the help of modern techniques it has become possible to determine the sex of the unborn baby or the foetus, and if it is found girl then this is followed by abortion. Clinics offering such services have come up all over the country.
There are severing laws against the misuse of prenatal diagnostic techs, which are meant only for detecting abnormalities in the unborn infants. The doctors however violate this law. Not a single case has been files so far under this law.
The greatest tragedy is that women are responsible for this crime .Unwanted baby girls are often left on the road or in the maternity homes at night. This is due to unhealthy sex before marriage ..To prevent this situation we must provide proper education and the laws, that are presently could not trap the criminal, should be strict. So that all persons whoa re engaged in this child infanticide crime, think twice before doing it.