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I agree with all the points that have been mentioned above, let us begin with understanding the term Female Foeticide, it is the procedure where abortion of the female foetus is done outside legal methods.The heinous practice of girl killing has been in practice since 1940s the practice of Female Foeticide was common as the patriarchal society at that particular time considered girl child as a liability and son’s are considered as assets, and so only son’s were desirable in every household. Despite the fact that it is illegal in India still it is practiced in many parts of India.
Tere is no single factor responsible for Female Foeticide but a series of socio-cultural norms and practices that gave rise to the same in India. Patriarchy, Gender Discrimination, Girls can not continue the family lineage, the desire of a son or a boy, dowry system, safety issue are the main reasons. Today we’ll talk about the measures that have been taken by the Government of India to tackle the problem of Female Foeticide in India. Government passed Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques Act (PNDT) in 1994, which was further ammended in 2004 and changed to Pre conception and pre natal diagnostic Techniques regulation and prevention of misuse Act. These Acts were framed with the main objective to punish and prevent Pre-natal sex screening and female foeticide. With these laws there have been certain government schemes with the object of improving the position of women and also changing their position in society. Namely these schemes are Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Balika Samriddhi Yojna, CBSE Udaan Scheme, etc.
Despite these laws and schemes the practice is still being followed in some interior parts of the nation due to which there is not only fluctuation in sex ratio of the nation as a whole but also the right to lift is being deprived to girls as they are being killed in Womb Just because of their gender. The need of the hour is to make stringent punishment provisions along with effective implementation of the laws enacted bin the country.