“Let me see the world , I am also human , I need to be loved as everybody does”
India is growing dynamically in every fields. Today, the boom in economy, innovative technologies and improved infrastructure has become nations pride. The country has witnessed advancements in all fields, but bias against a girl child is still prevailing in the country.
“They do not want my rosy cheeks
and honey golden curls”
“Girl child”, this social evil is deep rooted in Indian ethos and the most shocking fact is that the innovative and hard high end technologies are brutally killing the Indian girl child. Modern techniques, like biopsy, ultrasound, scan tests and amniocentesis, devised to detect genetic abnormalities are highly misused by number of families to detect gender of the unborn child. These clinical tests are highly contributing to the rise in genocide of the unborn girl child.
In todays day and age most couples prefer the process known as a planned pregnancy, because of various factors,prime amongst them being the financial well being to support the birth and nurturing of a child. In such cases, the first prenatal visit actually happens prior to actual pregnancy, to see whether one is ready to go off the contraception pills and conceive a baby.
Female feticide and infanticide is not the only issues with a girl child in India. At every stage of life she is discriminated and neglected for basic nutrition, education and living standard. When she was in the womb, she was forced to miss the moment when she was supposed to enter the world. At the time of birth her relatives pulled her back and twist her neck. After killing her she was thrown into a trash can.
During childhood, her brother was loaded with new shoes, dresses and books to learn while she was gifted a broom, a wiper and lots of tears. In her teenage, she missed tasty delicious food to eat and got only the crumbs. During her college days, she was forced to get married, a stage where illiteracy, lack of education resulted in high fertility rate, aggravating the condition of females in the country. Again if this female gives birth to a girl child, the journey begins once again.
She missed all roses of life and was finally fitted to a graveyard. That is where she got peace of mind. Abortion rates are increasing in almost 80% of the India states, mainly Punjab and Haryana. These two states have the highest number of abortions every year. If the practice continues, then no longer a day will come when Mother India will have no mothers, potentially, no life.
In India, gender inequality is no stranger to us. Selective abortions, female infanticide and discrimination have plagued the mothers of tomorrow. In many places, women are still considered the weaker sex in society.The problem may be too large or too complicated for ordinary citizens to solve in the short run. However, every gesture extended towards a destitute girl will at least help change her life for the better.
This crime is nurtured by the society, the in-laws who in their desire for a male grandchild, are ready to set ablaze their own daughter-in-law, the husband, who will beat their wife and torture her mentally and physically, the environment which looks down upon a women who has a girl child.
We all are proud citizens of India. The need of hour is to realize our responsibilities and give a halt to this evil crime. What can we do to curb the brutal and undesirable practice of mass killing girls? A determined drive can initiate a spark to light the lamp and show the world that we all are part of the great Mother India.
If we do not act together against this growing menace, then the entire human face is going to face extinction soon.