Watched Satyamev Jayate this sunday on DD.Kept an alarm at 10.50am so that i don’t miss the show.Little i know that the show opens my eyes into female feticide in India, about the sting operations conducted by two journalist in Rajasthan and other things which is not known to me.
Heard a lot about dis-advantages of having a girl child from the people around me but i never met anyone actual opting for feticide maybe that thing never comes to light until a women comes out and tell people that she was forced to abort the girl child.
During the show Aamir Khan showed a map of India and few states in South India which have highest sex ratio and Andhra Pradesh is among them.Does this means we love our daughters more?? Or there are few doctors who do abortions?? Or Ultra sound centers doesn’t do sex selection scan??Or Women says no for abortions?? Or M-law never wishes for a girl child?? Or Men are not mocked for having many girls at home,
Here too there is much want for a son.My dad always used to say i have three girls at home and no son to take the family name forward.His friends used to tell him to save enough money to get the girls married.He didn’t lived to see that i didn’t change my name after getting married and we three got married without giving dowry.Wish he was here….
My granny(maternal) had 4 sons and 5 daughters.7 grandsons and 19 grand daughters.I never felt the discrimination in my granny’s house.We were literally brought up in a girls hostel.
The apartment where i live there are 5 girls and 1 boy.
Recently i attended a cousin’s wedding.There too girls outsmart boys.There were 2 boys and 6 girls.
Most of my friends have two girls.Even in school girls were more than the boys.There were 17 girls and 12 boys.At my work place too there were more girls than the boys.In the bank where i used to work there were 10 girls and 4 boys.
I always used to wonder that survey shows that India has very poor sex ratio but i find more girls around me than the boys.
There has been a drastic change in the sex ratio since 2001 in Andhra pradesh and this year census shows a good improvement in the sex ratio.My only wish is that such change should be seen all over India and wish a day should come when the ratio is 1000:1000.