Female foeticide- A curse on the modern society
Female foeticide still remains a curse on the twenty first century. Though people are educated and well groomed but still they overlook the importance of female child. The census correctly shows the disparity and the wrong being committed to the females. People still consider girls as a burden. Moreover it is a shame on us that we still discuss a word like 'female foeticide". It is an extreme manifestation of crime against the half population. Pre-natal sex determination is done and hence the foetus is aborted if a girl child is found.
In some places the male, female ratio has declined to 888 females per 1000 males. The reason behind this mainly is that the social standing of women at some parts is low if compared to that of men. They have been ranked low since ages and parents still consider having a girl child a mere expense. They consider educating the girls as unrewarded expense as one day they have to be married and that spending can never be compensated. In some areas they are not even given the necessary education and proper food to eat. The time they are supposed to enjoy childhood they are forced to do the daily household chores.
Birth of a boy is considered as vital in hindu religion. When a male child is born various lavish prayers and offerings are given in the temples. Big celebrations are made.
Government has taken several actions in this regard but they have not been implemented strictly. Strict actions and laws must be implemented to eradicate this injustice caused towards women. Pre-natal sex determination practices must be considered as an act of violation of human rights and also as the violence against women. Most women undergo a trauma during the pregnancy phase as only a male child is expected from them. In some nations, demographers have said that in the coming future their will be an acute gap between the male – female ratio.
As such its our duty to educate and make those stuck into social dogmas aware of this social sin. The prevailing laws must be made more strict and women must be given their due position in the society