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NGO to campaign against female foeticide in Haryana

Wednesday, 11 November 2009
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November 11:

New Delhi, Nov 11: A city-based NGO will take out rallies, hold street plays, protests marches and community discourses in Haryana with one message -- do not kill unborn daughters. The state has one of the worst sex ratios in the country, 819 women per 1,000 men.

The two-year campaign Fight against Female Foeticide will be launched by the Centre for Social Research (CSR) as a pilot project in two districts of Haryana, Kurukshetra and Ambala, which have the lowest sex ratio -- 770 females and 784 females per 1,000 males respectively.

"Delhi, Punjab and Haryana are some of the highly prosperous states in the country. Ironically, these are the very same states which have a bad reputation for killing the unborn daughters in the womb. We hope our campaign will help in checking the menace of sex selective abortions," said CSR director Ranjana Kumari.

According to the 2001 census, Punjab had a sex ratio of 798 females per 1,000 males and Delhi 868 females pee 1,000 males as against the national average of 927.

"Haryana's districts like Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Ambala, Sonepat, Rohtak recorded figures of less than 800 girls per 1,000 boys. Sonepat has 783 girls per 1,000 boys and Rohtak 796 girls per 1,000. The numbers show that there is no sign of the trend reversing," said Ms. Kumari.

Haryana is the second place after Delhi where the NGO has launched such a campaign.

"Female foeticide is fast emerging as a big problem in our country. Income and wealth, usually taken as symbols of prosperity and development, have not led to a change in the social mindset of the people. It is now clear that the prosperous areas of the city are not immune to the trend of female foeticide," she added.

--IANS

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