Noting the alarming dip in child-sex ratio, Modi called for an end to female foeticide and warned doctors against partnering in such crimes. “Such cases are a reflection of the rot that has crept into society in the 21st century,” he said.
The PM said he has seen families prefer boys in the hope that they will look after them when they are old and said, “I have seen families where girls stay away from marriage and devote their lives to serving their parents.”
Modi pitched for building more toilets for women and said that preserving the dignity of women was everyone’s responsibility. “Even today our mothers and sisters have to defecate in the open. Women cannot relieve themselves till dusk. How much pain they must be going through...How many diseases they must be prone to,” Modi said.