Female Foeticide: The Unnatural Death

 Vengyalil Aninditha and Siddhi Shubhangi
(Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad, India)

Volume-1, Issue-1, 2018

This paper focuses on one of the dimensions to unnatural death, i.e. Female Foeticide. It is very sad to know that females suffer from discrimination right from their conception in their mother’s womb. The paper attempts to understand the roots of this evil practice as without understanding the basis of an issue, no problem can be solved. The authors further attempt to analyse the right to equality of the foetus to have a dignified life. Further research is made to analyse the after- effects of this sex selective abortion. The paper also analyses on the efficacy of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, 1994 to curb this social evil. The paper is concluded by suggesting some measures to bring awareness in the society about the importance of girl child and also to stop this gender discrimination.

Keywords: Female foeticide, Social evil, Right to life and equality, PCPNDT Act, discrimination

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