Location: Mumbai, India

Saturday, August 06, 2005

A World without Woman....

Boring - Yes, Impossible(near future in India) - NO.

One look at our country's skewed sex ratio and you can anticipate the disaster lurking around the corner. The blatant female foeticide has reached epic proportions. Most countries in the world, have a healthy 105 female births for every 100 males but in India, the figure is 93 women for every 100 men and decreasing...

This scenario has been aptly brought out in a film by Manish Jha, called " Matrubhoomi - A Nation without woman". What is really sickening is the fact that the sex ratio in urban Indian cities is skewed most in the affluent pockets. This shocking relevation comes about in a report titled ‘Missing – Mapping the Adverse Child Sex Ratio in India,’ compiled by the Registrar-General and Census Commissioner, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the UNFPA.

Mumbai has an poor sex ratio of 898 girls for every 1,000 boys, according to the 2001 census. The more affluent pockets like South Mumbai and Malabar Hill are the worst perpetuators. Similarly New Delhi having a dismal sex ratio of 883 females per 1000 males, the figure skewes in affluent pockets like South Delhi and West Delhi ( 856 and 866 females per 1000 males). This naturally brings out the question - "Is Education/Awareness really the Key to stopping these infanticides"


Blogger dwaipayan said...

yeah!!! its quite shocking. but this is possible in near future if we dnt stop killing female embryos

5:30 PM  
Anonymous DM said...

Boss-In haryana they have a gender ratio(I dont like calling it a "sex"-ratio cos then my mind goes wandering all around........there i go again..) of around 680 females per 1000 males.It has reached such a situation that wives are "shared" between multiple men a la Pandavas.If people in this god-forsaken country still dont learn,they dont deserve to have women in this land.
And puh-lease have u seen the hot 'n' happening response of the Govt of India?It consists of printing a few gaudy pictures of Sania Mirza at her constipated best apparently saying "Im proud to be a girl child".Yipee Im sure Mr and Mrs Singh have now changed their mind about aborting their child after seeing that st00pid ad.

12:14 AM  
Blogger Komal Mehta said...

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6:31 PM  
Blogger Komal Mehta said...

hey amit;
this is a really sad thing and the movie Matrubhumi is really a genius's work(though it was a little too distrubing).
I've a request..I'm writing an article on the same lines...of people abondoning girl child in mumbai...can i please borrow your statistics.

6:35 PM  
Blogger Wild Reeds said...

Arre your figures are really outdated... the new statistics for 1 to 6 year olds in hundreds of villages in Punjab and Haryana are 650 per 1000 males. There are maternity clinics which have not seen the birth of girls for MONTHS. Outlook (in Feb I think) had a cover story.

10:34 PM  

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