Female Foeticide: A burning issue
With the nationwide telecast of the reality show Satyamev Jayate’s first episode related to female foeticide, the changes are expected to come. The harsh realities shown in the episode stirred the people. Aamir Khan was seen literally crying.
Satyamev Jayate is one memorable attempt made by Aamir khan to expose and kill the inhumane tendencies in us. Normally, most of us tend to look at the outside reality with indifference or from a very pessimistic perspective towards the incidents happening around. When we attempt to throw a new light on the world around, first we have to peep within ourselves. The killers are among us, in us.
The episodic serial aims at bringing into light the prevailing criminal activities, taking place in the society. Every episode raises an issue and awares the people of the hidden barbarism in the society.
Female foeticide witnesses a saga of broken hearts, promises, and deprivation of the women. Considered one of the major concerns, this practice is the result of degenerating society. After 1980, new developed ultra-sound machines enabled the people to confirm the foetus of a baby in womb. The Amniocentesis and ultra-sonography tests were originally invented for the detection of congenital abnormalities of the foetus, but now-a-days they are mis-used for knowing the sex of the foetus with the intention of aborting a female fetus. It has come into notice that sex-determination tests are widely done even in the rural areas also. As most of the deliveries in rural areas are done at home, there is not any record of the exact number of births/deaths. In the old days, female infanticide was in practice. In modern times, female foeticide has replaced female infanticide. But the fact remains the fact that females have always been denied birth since the very beginning of society.