It is no secret that girls are not as “prized” as boys in India . In fact, one of my first blog posts was on female feticide in India (No Big Sin? ….Read if you are ready to weep) but reading this article in Yahoo just gave me the chills.
I am not going to excerpt from the article – Just skimming thru it once was enough to give me nightmares – Too Horrifying !
The gist of the article is that a manual laborer found bodies of about 300 fetuses outside a private clinic in Punjab and authorities believe that it’s just the tip of the iceberg.
I could write up a list a foot long about how daughters are better children and more affectionate and caring but it wouldn’t matter a bit…It’s hard for people to change their beliefs. Maybe the government should spend the extra money it has on advertising about Girl Power instead of on promoting inter-caste marriages
What is the point of India progressing with huge malls , fly-overs , MNCs and fancy name brand consumer goods if the basic core thinking of the people is antiquated and dates back to 100 years old??
Maybe it’s just wishful thinking on my part but hopefully sometime really soon girls will be valued as human beings and these inhuman practices will be stopped – Then only we will have true progress in India !