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Delhi: Disabling the Girl Child?

2 June 2017

By failing to ensure proper implementation of the Ladli Scheme and the PC&PNDT Act, the National Capital Territory of Delhi had secured the 4th place in the worst record of Child Sex Ratio as per 2011 census. The CSR is all set to drastically fall below 871 per 1,000 boys. The situation in Delhi reflects India’s losing battle against female foeticide across the country.

Missing Girls of Uttar Pradesh: An Agenda for CM Yogi Adityanath?

08 May 2017

In June 2017, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of Uttar Pradesh is all set to launch the Bhagya Laxmi Yojana for the girl child. The proposed Scheme however fails to address the issue of retention of girl child and contains disabling provisions. It also fails to address the findings of the CAG in "Performance Audit on Empowerment of Women Government of Uttar Pradesh”.

Female Foeticide Among the Dalits: The need for specific interventions

3 April 2017

Though the CSR decline among the Dalits at national level is not as alarming, their CSR in certain pockets have deteriorated significantly. The CSR of the Dalits in 104 districts recorded below 900. There are 50 districts which recorded CSR among SC population less than that of their respective district CSR.

Female foeticide in Tribal India: India’s last vestige falls

March 2017

Because of the absence of dowry, one of the primary causes of sex selection leading to female foeticide, the Scheduled Tribes are assumed not to practice sex selection. They consistently had much higher CSR. This report shows that the last vestige of India on female foeticide has fallen and the GoI is doing little to arrest the falling CSR among the STs.

Missing Daughters: J&K’s biggest challenge after insurgency?

February 2017

J&K is facing a monumental challenge on the missing girls as result of female foeticide. The Child Sex Ratio fell by drastic 79 points from 941 in 2001 to 862 in 2011 as technology enabling pre-conception and pre-natal sex determination and sex selective abortion became easily available. It is the Muslim majority which is practicing sex selectoin more than the Hindus in the State. Mahr, the reverse dowry had little impact on son preference.

Decoys & Mukhbirs: The unutilised instruments for enforcement of the PC&PNDT Act

January 2017

This is the first ever study examining decoys, Mukhbirs, and telephone helplines schemes of 13 States. Though nabbing those conducting sex selections during the act requires a pregnant woman willing to act as decoy customer or Mukhbirs, India has failed to launch a national scheme for enforcement of the PC&PNDT Act.

The State of Female Foeticide in Bihar

November 2016

The implementation of the PC&PNDT Act remains extremely poor. No license of any erring doctor was suspended in Bihar from inception of the PC&PNDT Act in 1994 to present despite cancellation of registration of 212 clinics, sealing of 139 clinics, suspension of 72 clinics and seizure of 104 sonography machines. It is as if only the machines are at fault!

The State of the PC&PNDT Act: India’s losing battle against female foeticide

November 2016

The State of the PC&PNDT Act: India’s losing battle against female foeticide is the first ever comprehensive study on the status of implementation of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 1994. It exposes the lack of seriousness to implement the Act despite falling Child Sex Ratio.

Madhya Pradesh: The land of female infanticide and foeticide in India

October 2016

Madhya Pradesh has the highest number of female infanticide and female foeticide. Despite being the first State to launch the Ladli Laxmi Scheme, there is no improvement of Child Sex Ratio.

The State of Female Foeticide in Goa

September 2016

From maintaining Child Sex Ratio of well above 1,000 girls throughout the first sixty years of 20th century, Goa hit the rock bottom at the turn of the 21st century with CSR of 938 in 2001. Goa is the only State which legalises son preference. Not surprisingly it launched schemes to arrest the declining CSR.

The State of Female Foeticide in Uttarakhand

August 2016

If under-5 mortality rate of 48 deaths per 1,000 births in India is taken into account in Uttarakhand, as per the Annual Health Survey, the CSR in Uttarakhand would have reduced to 813 in 2011-2012 and 819 in 2012-2013. Uttarakhand is failing to arrest the falling CSR.

Judicial Response to the PC&PNDT Act

July 2016

The PC&PNDT Act was enacted in 1994 but there is simply little understanding of the Act and its implementation. This is the first repository of the judgments under the PC&PNDT Act aimed to create technical capacities among the stakeholders.

The State of Female Foeticide in Haryana

July 2016

Haryana, India's No.1 State with the lowest child sex ratio has been systematically failing to ensure retention of the girl child. Even its Ladli scheme discriminates against the first girl child who cannot get the benefits unless the second girl child is born in the family. Haryana is failing on all counts for improving the CSR.

The State of Female Infanticide in Himachal Pradesh

July 2016

This report highlights absolute lack of seriousness of the Himachal Pradesh Government to combat female foeticide. Under the Beti Hai Anmol Yojana, the State government provides a meager Rs 5,100 but its coverage is extremely limited with no monitoring. There is little improvement.

Female Infanticide Worldwide: The case for action by the UN Human Rights Council

July 2016

This report examines female infanticide worldwide with Liechtenstein having the highest skewed sex ratio at birth with 126 males/100 females, followed by China, Armenia, India, Azerbaijan, Viet Nam etc. The report exposes that not only ultrasonography machines but 'reproductive tourism' is the next cause of female foeticide. There is an urgent need for more effective UN interventions.

The MTP Amendment Bill, 2014: India’s Beti Mar Do Campaign

May 2016

In its pursuit of introducing India’s civilisational values in the field of medicine, the GoI has proposed amendments to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act of 1971 to allow AYUSH practitioners, homeopaths, nurses and ANMs to conduct abortions! This effectively means the GoI launching "Beti Mar Do (kill daughters) Campaign".

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