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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Ladki hui heh Its a girl

Last week a friend of mine who is a doctor told me that  in the hospital where she works, a woman left her baby girl, born only two days before. It caused great  alarm in the hospital. Police was informed, the address which they gave at the time of admission  is also fake.This is not the only case of baby girl, being left like this. They are left in lonely places. Is it not unfortunate that baby girls are discarded in such a shameless manner!
                        I am not going into the statistics of this cruel and harsh practice.I am only very much moved by this unsocial and weird practice.  It is  a great consolation that the child was not strangulated  At least here the wretched parents showed mercy on the poor creature.
             The reason for this evil practice is mainly economical and social.  The society looks down upon a female  child. The religious  practice of favouring the son to perform the last rites of a deceased   parent is in question. Moreover, marriage of a girl child entails lot of money and property which the poor parents can ill afford to spend. The dowry system, which was banned long ago, is still practiced. The poor girl is not treated as a human being  but as an object to be disposed as early as possible.
        On the positive side the worth of a girl child is undeniable.Well treated the girl child  can become the darling  of the house. The girl child is always attached to the parents notwithstanding  her marital status, whereas the loyalty of a son depends  on his wife. This is a hard fact of life. Lucky are we that not only our daughter and son in law,but also have  a devoted son and a daughter in law. I am proud to say that ours is a lucky family in all respects and I am not forgetting our  dear grand children.
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12 comments:

  1. This treatment of girl child will only vanish with education and employability. I also feel that going forward parents must refuse to marry off their daughters if dowry is demanded. Teach your daughters, give them wings and they'll excel in every sphere. The first point where change needs to happen is in the parents' minds. A really serious social issue you have highlighted through this post Usha ma'am.

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  2. This treatment of girl child will only vanish with education and employability. I also feel that going forward parents must refuse to marry off their daughters if dowry is demanded. Teach your daughters, give them wings and they'll excel in every sphere. The first point where change needs to happen is in the parents' minds. A really serious social issue you have highlighted through this post Usha ma'am.

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  3. Thank you Rekha for the supporting views and positive response to the blog. The very facct that only one comment(yours) has been received shows INTEREST people show in such an important theme, which is destroying the very fabric of society.

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  4. It is very sad that the girl is regarded so poorly in some families. But perhaps God has a greater plan for this little one and perhaps she will find a loving home. Blessings to her.

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  5. Equality for men and women is only in paper not in practice. A good read on a relevant topic.

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  7. So strange that even in this age, some people don't welcome a girl child

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  8. It's sad when such things happen in modern times .... when will the mindset of people change?

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  9. Madam,nothing flows out from your fingers now.Taking a sabbatical?

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  12. this is the reality of India sad that parents ran away leaving baby girl.
    happens all over in India
    India needs to reform a lot

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