Please Add Your Name & Voice to a Petition for Mitu Khurana
Dear Prime Minister,
We appreciate your statement while launching Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign, you said that female foeticide is a sign of ‘mental illness’. You further said that if this discrimination does not end it could cause a “terrible crisis” soon because of a lack of women in the country.
While appreciating your effort, we are sharing a hard reality of those who raised their voices against this mental illness’. A mother who showed courage to save her unborn daughter finally ended bleakly. A ten-years struggle for the first woman in India to file a case against her husband and her in-laws under laws banning sex determination of fetuses ended when, a trial court in Delhi dismissed her case in September 2015.
Dr Mitu Khurana, a Delhi-based paediatrician, whose story was also shared on Satyamev Jayate, lost the 10 yr old fight and accused was discharged. Despite torture and violence at the hands of her husband and in-laws, she has fought to save her twin daughters from being selectively aborted. In 2008, Mitu Khurana became the first woman in India to file a case against her husband and in laws under this act. Married in 2004, Khurana became pregnant with twins in April 2005, and, in her complaint to the court, she alleged that her in-laws pressured her continually to determine the sex of the foetuses.
Dear Prime Minister, we know that you are serious about eradicating this maniac. Your statement while launching the campaign, as “the Prime Minister of this country had come to them like a beggar and was begging for the lives of daughters, has strengthen a mother’s faith in society and justice. This is not only about Dr Mitu Khurana, the fight is of every Indian who has a daughter, of every Indian who wants India to be a safer place. The Fight is of every woman who wants to/will want to save her daughters. The fight is of every unborn girl who was/will be killed for being a girl.
Hereby, a mother, a women and whole India is looking to you to provide justice, and ensure that Mitu Khurana shouldn’t be the last woman in India to file a case against culprits under this act.