A recent report on NDTV is chilling - no girls were born in 132 Indian villages for three months.
During that same time, 216 boys were born. Sound a little fishy? A social worker was quoted in the article saying "No girl child was born for 3 months in these villages. It cannot be a coincidence. This clearly indicates female foeticide is taking place..." She goes on to say "nothing is being done by the administration or government."
While India's culture is not the only one to prefer boys, according to its 2011 Census and other studies:
- There are one million sex-selective abortions every single year in India even though they are illegal;
- Midwives in certain Indian states have admitted to being paid to kill almost 50% of the baby girls they delivered;
- Girls receive significantly less nutrition and education than boys;