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A Letter from Mitu

October 12, 2015

A Letter from Mitu


Dear Friends and Supporters,

I am a doctor/pediatrician and I have faced immense pressure from my matrimonial family to abort my twin female children. My experience in fighting for justice for my daughters show the extreme patriarchal attitude of all authorities supposed to help women like me, who want to go against their families and save their daughters.I am the first mother in India to file a complaint under the P.C-P.N.D.T Act because my husband and in laws did not want me to give birth to my twin daughters. My case* set a precedent for other women to come forward and complain when being forced to abort their own daughters. The P.C-P.N.D.T Act which was passed in 1994 was highlighted when I filed my complaints.

Despite it being found out that no Form F was filled when USG was done on me, and other incriminating evidences today after 10 years of my struggle, the trial court has discharged all the accused and dismissed the case. The orders of the court does not even mention the arguments raised by my counsel. The lower court has dismissed my P.N.D.T complaint despite all evidence.

I will however fight back, but need the support of all of you. The orders discharging the accused is a closed door for any other women who want to come forward to speak out against their accused, in their lawful obligation to protect their daughters.

If I appeal alone in the higher court, the orders will be same. This time I want all of you with me, with you extending your support in media, in social media, in talking with others, and watching over the orders as they come in. I cannot do this alone. Please share, blog, and tweet with the hashtag #IStandWithDrMituKhurana.

I want people to realize I do not get any monetary benefit from this case. I just want my daughters, our daughters, to have and to inherit a safer, better world. As sex ratios decline, our society is becoming more violent — crime in general, and crime against women in particular, is increasing.

This is not about me. This is about all women who want to save their daughters. This is about all of us, as a people, as a nation.

In Solidarity!

Dr. Mitu Khurana

– See more at: It’s a Girl

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Ripan Wadhwa permalink
    October 30, 2015 1:09 pm

    Dr Khurana
    I appreciate the cause you are fighting for and I extend my full support to you on this
    I will more than happy if I could be of any use in the fight against this evil of female foeticide
    I have made a project to be launched as a campaign for fighting this evil which I took to practically all the people who could have an influence in the governmental set up to fight for the cause but no body understands why I am doing something where I have no personal interest
    I can fully understand your plight and would like to join you in this noble cause
    Please let me know how we can partner in this cause to take it forward

    • October 31, 2015 1:41 am

      Hello Ripan,

      Thank you for your comment and for your support. To help Mitu please continue to do what you are to expose this genocide of Indian’s girls. We would love to hear more about the project you are working on!

      All the best —
      Friends of Mitu

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