Satyamev Jayate’s 1st episode focuses on female infanticide
The much awaited programme Satyamev Jayate has started on a grand note to an ode to motherhood. Satyamev Jayate is a reality show that throws focus on lives of the people, their pains, problems, hurdles and how bravely they fought them.
Started in multiple languages, Satyamev Jayate was successful in dragging lakhs of people to television screens sharp at 11 AM on Sunday.
The first episode of Satyamev Jayate began with Aamir Khan briefing the greatness of mother. And the episode was all about female foeticide. Aamir Khan told the fellow countrymen that ‘ a man is responsible for a birth of female and a woman has no role in it.’ Before Aamir Khan went into the statistics and how this female infanticide began in India, he spoke to three mothers who faced countless series of problems for carrying female foetuses.
Aamisha, an average mother from Gujarat was the first woman who came to the reality show—Satyamev Jayate to share her feelings of motherhood with Aamir Khan. Married in December 2000, Amisha had to undergo abortions six times within eight years. She said she was taken to a hospital, given an injection and by the time she opened her eyes..she lost her baby in the stomach. She said doctors talk in code language to tell the family on sex determination. If it was a boy they would say Jai Shree Krishna and Jai Mata Di if a girl. Last time when she was conceived, she wanted to save the child, and went to her parent’s home where she gave birth to a baby girl. Her in laws later took her and her daughter to home. She was ill-treated and kicked out of home and she was not given her daughter. She at last took the help of a lawyer to get her daughter and now the case is in the court.
The second mother who came to the show was Parveen Khan from Madhya Pradesh who was married in 1994. She was ill-treated for giving birth to two girls. She was even attacked brutally one day by her husband. With the help of doctors, she was saved. She said she now completed her B.A, got a good job and even taking care of her family.
The show then aired a few bytes of some people who spoke on reasons behind female foeticide. Many were of the opinion that illiterate and rural people are indulging in crimes. Negating these opinions, the show introduced Dr. Mitu Khurana who was also a victim of female foeticide. Mitu faced n number of problems for denying ultra sound test when she was conceived. She gave birth to twin baby girls. Dr. Mitu Khurana approached the court over the bad treatment she received. The case is now in the court.
Aamir Khan later introduced a researcher, Rambabu. He has said that even urban people, educated ones indulge in female foeticides. Even chartered accountant and IAS officers also resort to such crimes.