I am totally shattered and disappointed by reading the unfortunate and horrific tales of those countless murders of infant girls by their own parents in the form of infanticide and foeticides in India.
Contrary, it may sound, the land that has thousands and lakhs of female gods and deities, whom the entire nation worships 24×7, has a stark reality of girls’ continuous insult, atrocities and humiliation in one way or other.
Even after seven decades of India’s independence, girls are yet to get emancipation from the worst form of savagery that they face in the form of brutal foeticides, psychological torments and infanticides.
Is a Girl Burden for Her Parents?
If any one of you feels that the answer to the above question is affirmative, then I am really sorry to say that you deserve to be outcast from the very society where you live in. Common, it is the 21st century and whoever, still, finds difference between girls and boys, is really not a sane person for sure!
Many often, we blame “patriarchal” mindset for whatever wrong happens to a woman. But it is not as simple as that. The preconceived notions about girls and the component of illiteracy with backward mentality is throwing this great nation into the gloomy tunnels of dark ages – with no visible exit point anytime soon. The time has arrived to stand up for what is right and fight back what is wrong.
The reality is, without girls and women a human civilization is impossible. They are the creators of life and should be aptly respected and judged on the basis of merits and skills only – nothing else.
Have Girls Lost All Rights to Live with Dignity?
No matter, what a society compels a woman to do or relegates her status to just a house wife only, as a matter of fact, girls are an indispensable element to any society. Girls should stand up for their rights and fight tooth and nail against all the horrendous form of tortures that several girls face in India day in and day out.
If needed, necessary legislation should be formulated by the courts and parliaments to uphold women’s dignity and bring the perpetrators to justice.
“No animals ever discriminate between their babies; be it a girl or boy. Humans should also learn “something” from them”.
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(By Atish Home Chowdhury – Courtesy: Fagnum Website)
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