South Asia Wired – India’s missing daughters
While India’s economy and education rates grow, some backward practices live on. This year’s census showed that Indian families still prefer sons over daughters. In wealthy, urban areas, many more boys than girls are born.
The Pre Conception Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act from 1994 was established to put an end to the practice of sex selective abortion. But after all these years only one woman has been brave enough to use it.
Mitu Khurana, a pediatrician from New Delhi, is currently fighting her in-laws for the custody of her twin daughters. Even though Khurana claims her husband and his family tried everything to prevent the girls from being born.
Listen to Mitu’s story on this week’s South Asia Wired. Just click here to listen.