Crises in Female Existence: Female Foeticide and Infanticide in India

avanish bhai patel


In the era of science and technology people are being remedied from rarest of rare diseases by medical science, however, this boon of medical science is being misused in carrying out abortion knowing the female sex by ultra-sonography, amniotesis and other techniques. Consequently, the cases of female foeticide and infanticide are increasing fast in the several part of India. Moreover, if the baby girl takes birth, she is deprived of love and affection of the parents as she is abandoned to die on canals, coverts and footpath. This has been the reason that sex ratio is 1000:914 among 0-6 year old boys and girls which is declining day by day. The paper implies that female foeticide and infanticide are the insidious problem in Indian society which violate right to birth and protection of life of foetus and infant. The paper also examines the last three census of child sex ratio (0-6 years) which is decreasing on an alarming rate. Finally, the paper examines the status of remedial process and legal provisions to control female foeticide and infanticide.

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International Journal of Criminology and Sociological Theory | ISSN : 1916-2782