Female Foeticide & Infanticide

Biking Queens Sarika Mehta, Yugma Desai, Khyati N. Desai and Durriya M. Tapiya meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. They completed a 10,000-km trip to 10 Asian countries in 40 days to raise awareness against female foeticide.

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Circle of Daddy’s Girls clicking selfies with daughters—that's one way of showing affection for and pride in dau­ghters, a drive launched, rightly, in Haryana, groaning for so long under a horribly skewed sex ratio and now determined to change it. The man behind the contest is Bibipur village panchayat sarpanch Sunil Jaglan. The selfies would be judged by a delegation of 30 women sarpanches and angan­wadi workers. The reason, says Sunil, is to ‘increase importance of daughters', and a further spur to the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign.

Drive For Girls Aloud The well-being of the girl child is a theme that can occasion warm, glowing photos. In February, actresses Priyanka Chopra and Frieda Pinto had launched the Girl Rising India campaign, which blended in well with the government's Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign. That scheme—against female foeticide and discrimination against women—got global support when representatives of the international Girl Rising campaign (Pinto, in yellow, among them) met PM Modi in New Delhi.


Cyclist Gurjeet Singh in Patiala. Singh traveled through 29 states covering 16,000KM, on his bicycle to gain an entry into the Guinness Book of World Records and to promote the ‘Save and Educate Girl Child’ campaign.

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The Floor Of The Cause They spent the most part of November 30 sitting on studio couches and talking solemnly, sweetly about the importance of the girl child. Good thing is, celebrities on the NDTV fund-raiser also managed to raise promises from many peers. But, as Lovelies Priyanka and Anushka show, even a grave issue can't keep them from ‘performing’. And why not?

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Students hold placards as they shout slogans against female foeticide in Mumbai.

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Aamir Khan addresses a press conference on the issue of female foeticide in Mumbai.

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Aamir Khan addresses a press conference on the issue of female foeticide in Mumbai on Wednesday.

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Social activists form a human chain and light candles to highlight the plight of the girl child as part of a 'save the girl child' campaign in New Delhi.

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Just cause Rally against female foeticide in Nawanshahr, Punjab

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Aamir Khan (L) with Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Ghelot addressing the media in connection with his plea for speedy trial of female foeticide cases in Jaipur.

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A TV grab shows baby Afreen, dead in a hospital in Bangalore. The three-month-old baby, allegedly battered and abused by her father for being born a girl, died after suffering a cardiac arrest.

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NCP MP Supriya Sule dances as she participates in a "padyatra" from Naigaon to Pune against female infanticide at Naigaon in Satara, Maharashtra.

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Hindustan National Party workers taking out a rally in protest against female foeticides in Amritsar.

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Mum No More Bhati Rajput women at a Jaisalmer rally to protest girl child killing

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No Place For girls If women do step out in Devda, it’s only in pairs

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The controversial advertisement released by Ministry of Women and Child Development to mark the National Girl Child Day that left the government highly embarrassed as it included a photograph of former Pakistani Air Chief Marshal Tanveer Mahmood Ahmed. "The Prime Minister's Office has noted with regret the inclusion of a foreign national's photograph in a Government of India advertisement. While an internal enquiry has been instituted, the PMO apologises to the public for this lapse," said a hastily put together release after the minister for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath added fuel to the fire by insisting that the message was more important than the photograph.

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