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Female Foeticide And Infanticide In India With Special Reference To State Of Maharashtra





Jesmin Banu Khan, Lovely Professional University, Punjab


ABSTRACT


Women are being victimized from the initial stage of the universe. The word ‘woman’ means –half of a man. The girl child is probably the most socially disadvantaged species. At every stage of her lifecycle—from conception to adulthood—she is especially vulnerable to human rights and abuses. Efforts have to be made to make them feel as they are assets not liability.


When a girl learns to understand her senses, she gets trained on the limits and boundaries of her parent’s house and in-law's house, there are certain boundaries that she can never violate. Only girls are trained, just because boys have their own home. Since a woman spend her whole life in someone else's house, all the rules and regulations are assigned to her only.


The Constitution of India gave women the equal rights with men from its enactment. Liberty of a woman is always been violated. It is very sad to accept, but truth is that there is a yawning gap between the theoretical and practical status of woman in Indian society.


Keywords: Crime, heinous, foeticide, infanticide, foetus, PNDT.



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Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

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