Female Foeticide: Episode 01: Daughters Are Precious
In this episode Aamir talks about the killing of unborn girls, or female foeticide, an alarming and frightening reality. It involves the collusion of families, doctors and a social structure that encourages the desire for a boy child – at any cost. The result has been the death of over 3 crore unborn girls since independence and a generation of young men, many amongst whom will find it very tough to get a life partner.
Mitu Khurana is a doctor and qualified hospital administrator. Throughout their childhood, Mitu and her sister were never once made to feel as if being girls was a liability. Says Mitu, “I had such an amazing upbringing, so much love and freedom, I could never have imagined that my life after marriage would be so traumatic.” A doting mother, Mitu has fought hard to give birth to her lovely twin daughters. She also holds the distinction of being the first woman complainant under the PC&PNDT Act in Delhi.
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