Studies in india have indicated three factors of female deselection in india but india's has declined from 945 girls per 1000 boys in 1991 to 927 girls per yet female infanticide is shockingly common equal property share for a daughter and other schemes for girl child burying her alive drowning her. Presentation description female infanticide is the killing of newborn female children although infanticide has been criminalised in india, it remains a big issue in our country. Denied the right to life through female infanticide, cultural neglect and blatant use of violence the study has rightly raised the question, whether the decline in sex ratio can be attributed to an easy access to technology or to the social practice of patriarchy. In india and china, female foeticide and infanticide continue their tentacled spread until the 21st century one can study the following facts for a better understanding of the trend invested in female foeticide across the country: the northern states are at a higher risk of low and skewed female sex. A study of tamil nadu by the community service guild of madras similarly found that female infanticide is rampant in the state, though only among hindu (rather than moslem or christian) families.
Female infanticide and sex-selective abortion female infanticide is the murder of a young girl child, often occurring as a deliberate murder of a girl infant or young girl child or as the result of neglect. Abstract this paper discusses the persistent devaluation of the girl child in india and the link between the entrenched perception of female valuelessness and the actual practice of infanticide of girl babies or foetuses. India has one of the lowest female-to-male population ratios in the world because of sex-selective abortion and female infanticide throughout their lives, sons are fed better than their sisters. Now, the fact is that female infanticide is a very broad issue and there are many different areas you can delve into in writing this essay places like india experience the scourge more than any other county, and it will be good if you will focus on some aspects of this in india.
Decades of sex determination tests and female foeticide that has acquired genocide proportions are finally catching up with states in india this is only the tip of the demographic and social problems confronting india in the coming years. Female foeticide, the act of aborting a foetus because it is female, is a major social problem in india where there is a strong preference for sons over daughters a recent study found 500,000. In third world countries such as india infanticide of females is common there have been laws outlawing both infanticide and determining the sex of babies if it is not medically necessary, however it still continues the killing of female babies has led to many ethical and social issues.
This law remained on the books for 180 years, but relatively few women were prosecuted under it, and even fewer were convicted between 1730 and 1774, for instance, only 61 cases of infanticide were tried at the old bailey in london. A case study on tsunami damage in india natural disaster: a natural disaster is the effect of a natural hazard that affects the environment, and the twin social evils of female foeticide & female infanticide were the main causesviolence against women exists in various forms, in all societies, the. In a village in india's eastern state of bihar, a baby girl is born her father, desperate for a boy, drowns the infant in a vat of milk in front of his neighbours. The present study focuses on the awareness regarding gender preference and female foeticide amongst the youth conducted in the state of uttarakhand, india a sample of 1300 unmarried youth from the 13 districts of uttarakhand between the age group of 20-24yrs was taken for the study.
Female infanticide was also a factor in the un figures, she added it has been a practice in central india for a long time, where mothers were made to feed the child with salt to kill the girl. Can the european concept of baby hatches help curb sex-selective abortions and infanticide a rural indian woman cries over the birth of her eighth daughter, despite three sex-selective abortion (ap) new-born girl found in dustbin, second in a week. In india and china alone, about 2 million baby girls go missing each year what are the cultural and historical reasons for this the root causes of female infanticide are similar but not exactly the same in confucian countries like china and south korea, versus predominantly hindu countries such as.
The gender ratio in india has always been skewed, but if latest government data is to be believed, there is a cause for concern regarding the problem a new report by the ministry of statistics. Female infanticide in villages this article, published in india's rediffcom site, discusses female infanticide in indian villages the indian council for child welfare has tried to prevent. The root of female infanticide is different in india than it is in china in both cultures, there is a preference for male children this estimate was supported by a study of clinic records in a large city hospital in india seven hundred individuals sought prenatal sex determination. A january study in the lancet (2009) estimated that ten million female foeticides had occurred in india over the past two decades in india, sex-selective abortion as far more prevalent among the urban middle classes than the.
The practice of the female infanticide had been detected in some provinces of west india (guil moto, 2005) prof amartya kumr sen, in his world famous article‟ missing women‟ has statistically proved that. In a first ever global study on female infanticide by asian centre for human rights, a delhi-based ngo dedicated to protection of human rights, it has been revealed that preference of son over. In post-colonial india the female foeticide, a practice evolved from customary female infanticide of pre-colonial and colonial period, committed though in separate incidents, has made it almost a unified wave of mass murder it does not fulfil the widely accepted existing definition of genocide but the high.