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Indian women, forever victims
A culture that places women in a state of complete inferiority is the root cause of ten million unwanted baby girls. The birth of a daughter creates economic and status problems.
Three thousand dollars per family to rear a daughter
The programme has been announced by the central government and is aimed at poor families in 7 states. The target is to discourage the illegal, but still widespread practise of female foeticide.
Aborted female fetuses found in Punjab clinic
Reacting to the macabre news, the President of the Conference of Catholic Bishops' of India condemned the prevalent practice of selective abortions and launched an appeal to all the Church: a pro-life culture and respect for women are urgently needed.
Stop to selective female abortions
Mumbai launches an awareness campaign to stop amniocentesis tests designed to find out foetal sex. Heavy fines will be levied on violators.
Haryana, an all-woman city council fights selective abortions and female foeticide
In Bibipur village, the first all-female local council wants to set up vigilance committees to monitor and control pregnant women. Each group will consist of three women and one man. The state is one of the worst in India, and has a strong imbalance between male and female births: 830 girls for every 1,000 boys.
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Jat peasants-warriors block Delhi’s water supplies and the country’s roads
The blockade on water in the capital has been lifted. A week of clashes has left 16 people dead, and hundreds wounded. India’s 80 million Jats want to be downgraded from upper caste to receive more aid from the government.
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