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DEATH BEFORE BIRTH: A STUDY ON GENDERCIDE AMONG WOMEN IN INDIA

By Shreya Chourasia

“It’s A Girl” this has been treated as the three deadliest words in the world. In all these years we have seen lots of changes in the world, from developments to the introduction of new technologies we have come across so many positive changes in worldwide. Most of the people are now getting the proper education to understand what’s wrong and right. But even after getting all these facilities still, some people are seeing girl child as a curse and unlucky for them. The main purpose of this research paper is to acquire an understanding of the status of girl child in India. Within the country, in some of the rural communities, girl children are regarded as liabilities and preference is given to male children. Due to people’s blind belief on religion, their poor financial condition etc. are forcing them to kill their girl child. Because for them a girl child is nothing but a burden. To get rid of the burden called girl child they started the practice called Female Infanticide. In India, people started doing this practice year back and still in some parts of the country they still exercise such practices. The main areas that have been taken into account in this research paper include the status scenario of girl children and issues concerning girl children. In the issues concerning girl children, all the factors have been identified, in terms of which they are experiencing problems. It is vital to formulate measures that would eliminate practices, such as, female foeticide, female infanticide, child marriage, child trafficking and child abuse. Also, opportunities need to be promoted to facilitate education and employment opportunities among them and also transformations need to be brought about in the viewpoint and perspective of those individuals, who regards them as a burden and aspire only for male children. Girls and women can enhance the reputation of their families and appropriately sustain livelihoods when provided with opportunities.
Key Words: Social Evil Practice, Female Foeticide and Girl Infanticide, Fundamental Rights, Exploitation, legal aspects, Loopholes, Amendments, Human Existence

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