The Girl child

July 6, 2007 at 10:58 pm 6 comments

I read this devastating article of a girl infant being buried alive. Thank god it was saved which is a miracle.

I just cant believe that human beings can do this. I will have to correct myself. If they have done such a thing they are not human beings. Barbarians probably. How can the mother or the father even think of doing such a devilish act?

I have read several such articles of female feticide and even doctors being involved in such things.

Infact a friend of mine had made a documentary “Gender Bender” for the girl child. She goes on to bring some startling revelations. If the same level of female feticide continues, by 2020 we will have a male / female ratio of 80: 20. Also I am given to understand India has lost 1% GDP growth for the last 20 years on account of female feticide and infanticide.

She goes on to show some solution. If women in the under privileged section are getting economically independent, they can go on to fight this social injustice within the family and the society.

I wish such programs are taken up on a large scale and in every nook and corner of the country.

I know I cant achieve this by just writing in the blog, but atleast spread an awareness and hopefully lot of people taking up initiatives in this area.

Save the girl child

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nandini  |  July 8, 2007 at 9:53 am

    Unfortunately that’s the state of a girl child on our countries.
    Only education,financial independence & awareness for Women would put an end to these kinds of ghastly act.

  • 2. ashwinc  |  July 9, 2007 at 11:56 am

    This is very unfortunate, when women are doing wonders in several parts of the world. Education is the only light at the end of the tunnel – it will help women be independent and also enable the mothers of these girl children to understand how gruesome the act is!

  • 3. Sivakumar Jayaraman  |  July 9, 2007 at 1:27 pm

    @Nandini: Absolutely..

    @Ashwin: You are right…Educating them right from the beginning and getting them to be economically independent are the only ways to eradicate this menace…But we have a long way to go and as I said several agencies need to get together as well as do it in large scale.

  • 4. krishashok  |  July 26, 2007 at 8:02 pm

    It’s very sad. Female infanticide will actually have a direct impact on crime rate, rapes and violence against women. It’s a very vicious self sustaining cycle.

    I wrote a post on this on Mutiny.in, although from a slightly different angle.

  • 5. Sivakumar Jayaraman  |  July 27, 2007 at 5:10 pm

    @krishashok: Welcome to my page… I totally agree with you.. did read your post and found it very very gripping at the same time concerning… we have people who want to gain mileage by just announcing their birthday as a girl child day or whatever… nothing but gimmicks.. infact the whole year and 365 days should be the girl child’s day if we need to eradicate this menace(if i may say so).. the bigger issue is there is lot of action on the ground that is really required and at a tremendous pace rather than awareness building and announcing the girl child day… that doesn’t seem to be happening.. as mentioned in my article //If women in the under privileged section are getting economically independent, they can go on to fight this social injustice within the family and the society// is one of the ways to solve the problem but really needs to be done across every nook and corner of the country before we get to a 80:20 ratio…

    btw, saw that you are being nominated for the intellectual blogger award.. kudos to you….

  • 6. prabha  |  June 2, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    very nice message. i thnk full to you. please contnive.

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