Saturday, February 21, 2009


Dowry is a big issue for the urban INDIA because the amount which people are expected to pay as dowry is very high. Aside from the costs of dowries and marriages, there are other reasons why daughters are seen as less desirable like there is general belief that sons will look after their old parents and daughters are anyway to go to a different household and are therefore of not much use in the long run. The social and cultural settings are negatively biased against women. After marriage, a woman traditionally lives with the family of the husband, leaving her own parents to be looked after by a son, if there is one, in their old age. Sons carry on the family name and often the business, usually inherit the property and perform the last rites. All these contribute towards a negative bias against the girl child even before she takes birth.
Awareness in the society
We have to make aware the society about the pitiable state of LAADO in the Indian society of which abortion and killing of the BITIYA is most cruel one.
Achievements of the successful women different fields of the society as well as from different walks of life need to be highlighted to change the attitude of the society against women.
It's high time we all pull up our socks to help save the girl child as time is really running out for the girl child in India. The disastrous consequences of what is happening today will vanish out daughters from the country. Therefore to prevent a horrible future the need of the hour is to realize our responsibilities and give a halt to this evil crime of killing the girl child in the womb itself. A determined drive can initiate a spark to light the lamp and show the world that we indeed are the land of the great goddesses and mothers. A small step today will definitely lead to a giant leap tomorrow.