Law alone cannot solve the problem of female foeticide. What we need is a change in mindset, said justice S Radhakrishna of the Bombay High Court while speaking at the three-day festival of Nari Gursahani Law College, Ulhasnagar on Wednesday.
Radhakrishna had been invited as the chief guest of the festival, called Vidhi Manthan Utsav.
Radhakrishna said, "We should must understand that the root cause of female foeticide is that the girl child is seen as a liability while boys are seen as assets in an Indian family. To bring about a change, we have to create awareness and change this mindset."
Vidhi Manthan Utsav is celebrated every year on the birth anniversary of Nari Gursahani, a lawyer who was attached to various social and education organisation. This year, 13 law colleges from Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane participated in the festival.
The team from Government Law College, Churchgate won the first prize of Rs12,000 and a trophy, while New Law College, Matunga, came in at second place.