Where is the bride? Progressively declining sex ratio in India: an alarming signal for imbalanced society

Nirmala Sharma, Kana Ram, Anand Sharma, Shashi Sharma

Abstract


Female feticide is an extreme form of violence against women, the most active part is being played by the women themselves just for the mere want of a boy, mothers don't feel bad in strangulating their own daughters in their wombs. From decades of sex determination and female feticide is creating a statistical imbalance regarding the commonly expected ‘male: female’ birth ratio in India. This offense have been spreaded to the states in India like Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Gujarat and Rajasthan, with the news of increasing number of female fetus being aborted from Orissa & Bangalore. The 2011 census has revealed a drastic fall in child sex ratio throughout the country. The decline in child sex ratio in India is guarded by the census figure, in 1991 the figure was 947 girls to 1000 boys, ten years later in 2001 it was about for 927 girl child to 1000 boys. In 2011 it further declined to 914 girl children to 1000 boys.


Keywords


Female foeticide, Abortion, Sex ratio

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