Tag Archives: female foeticide

Save girl child: School takes out candlelight march to spread awareness

Bathinda, Punjab: Aiming to imbue sensitivity and remove prejudices against the girl child The Millennium School, HMEL Township, took an initiative to celebrate National Girl Child Day here today. Principal of the school, Anju Nagpal, flagged off a candle march with a note that girls must be allowed to take birth, breathe in free air, and get good care and education ...

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Author Jyoti Bawa takes her decade-long fight against female foeticide forward

Amritsar, Punjab: Last year over five lakh female foetuses were aborted or girl children were killed after birth in Punjab. Chandigarh, the hub of economic, social and contemporary culture in the region, has one of the highest ratios of female feoticide as well. On an average, 30 per cent NRIs visit India annually for female foeticide, most of them young couples. ...

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Paying a price for helping girl child: Sacked doctor

Ludhiana, Punjab: Dr Harshinder Kaur, a paediatrician-cum-writer, who was sacked from Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, for her remarks at a UN seminar in Switzerland recently, said today that she was suffering for raising her voice for the cause of the girl child in the state. She said she was hurt at her unceremonious exit even though she had clarified to the ...

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