Female foeticide is not only a social and moral evil, but it is a heinous crime, which has to be stopped.
This crime is not only putting question mark on our social and moral responsibilities but is even underlining the continuous decline in our human values, said Supreme Court Justice Arun Mishra on Saturday.
He was addressing as the chief guest at a state-level judicial colloquium on ‘Effective Implementation of Pre-Conception and Pre Natal Diagnostic Technique (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act 1994’ organized by Rajasthan State Legal Services Authority Jaipur and State Institute of Health and Family Welfare at State Institute of Agriculture Management, Durgapura in Jaipur.
On this occasion, a book ‘female foeticide a serious problem - effective solution’ was released.
Justice Mishra said, “Female foeticide is another form of terrorism. 70000 female foetuses were destroyed every year in Rajasthan itself and this has taken a form of silent terrorism.”
He said, “In this state level colloquium all stakeholders are present and let us think where we have failed. All we have to change is our mindset. Until we stop seeing women as goods, this act will never succeed and we will never be able to perform our duties.”
He further added, “We are failing as investigators, as administrators and judiciary for not having time for such cases and we have to be aware about this as we are supporting a silent terrorism.”
Prior to Justice Mishra, Rajasthan High Court acting chief justice Sunil Ambwani said, “It is sad that female foeticide is prevalent not just among the uneducated and lower class, but also among the middle and higher class.”
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