A report by the United Nations Population Fund told the story of an Indian woman named Ranu:
“She strangled her first two babies to death because they were girls, terminated two other pregnancies because the foetuses were female …Yet she and her husband Mukhtar have no remorse about the fate of their “missing” daughters.
“I will kill other children if they are born girls,” Ranu said, explaining that she is too poor to pay for their weddings…..
The girl child is killed by putting a sand bag on her face or by throttling her. It is not a rare phenomenon. It happens without hindrance.”
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) : “The Promise of Equality: Gender Equity, Reproductive Health and the Millennium Development Goals.”
“India’s baby girls decimated through infanticide: report” Dawn October 13, 2005Share on Facebook