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Stop female foeticide: Boys and girls both are equally needed for a country's progress
As it was said progress of a country can be measured by progress of women in that country. What is there to talk about the progress when the nation is moving towards shortage of girls. Yes, I am talking about India.

Before I start, let us have a glance at falling sex ratio in the country.

1961- 1000:976

2001- 1000:927

2011- 1000:918

In the context of falling sex ratio in India, a United Nations report points to a 'new level of daughter aversion,' most starkly visible in the negligible number of girls-only families in some parts of the country.

A report on sex ratio and gender based selections was released and the report reviews it's time to look at girls only families which are starting to disappear. There are only two per cent of them in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. The report says there is no doubt that contemporary India is witnessing a highly gendered version of fertility decline in North-West India.

Now, think what are we doing? Where are we going? Yes, we are killing girls. We are killing female foetuses even before they have seen this world.

Female foeticide, dowry, harassment at work place, domestic violence, sexual exploitation, honour killings! We have created such a worst society for women to live in. Now tell me should we kill you? Or you should kill us? We live in such a place where when a woman is raped, people become much worried about the dress she was wearing than her agony.

Girls are doing well in all the fields. Still people want a boy child. Girls are excelling in every field and they are in no way less than boys. Still we degrade them. Still we kill girls and we call us human beings.

People talk about female foeticide only because they think that if there would be no girls, how the men will get married. This is the way we think. Can't people oppose female foeticide because killing a life is inhumane?

In what ways our country is a safe place for girls to live in? We in no way have created an ideal country for them. Yet they are striving hard to live. And now we are not even allowing them to come to the earth. Why we have become so cruel?

Girls can do anything. Girls can do everything. Then why some people dislike a girl child? Feel proud of having a girl child. It's we who have to change our mindsets and time has for that. All that is needed is a mental revolution. Boys and girls both are equal. No one is less no one is more.

Let our girls live happily. Both men and women are like two wings of a bird. The bird wouldn't be able to fly with one wing alone. Men and women are equally important for the progress of a nation. We need not treat a girl more than a boy. All that needed is equal treatment. Just equal treatment. Live and let our girls live.

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