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Nearly 2,000 Girls Killed Every Day in India

by Bidita Debnath on  January 22, 2015 at 11:09 PM Women Health News   - G J E 4
Maneka Gandhi, Union Minister for Women and Child Development, India stated that about 2,000 girls are killed every day in the country, adding that it is a matter of national shame.
 Nearly 2,000 Girls Killed Every Day in India
Nearly 2,000 Girls Killed Every Day in India
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"About 2,000 girls are killed every day in India and this is a matter of shame for any society," Maneka said during the launch of the national programme of 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' (Save girl child-Educate girl child) campaign.

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"It has become a matter of existence of women as the sex ratio has declined to 914 [per 1,000 males]," she added.

Maneka also said that Haryana is the state with the lowest sex ratio which ranges between 875 and 837 in certain districts ranges, pointing towards a high rate of female foeticide.

The 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign is the fourth major initiative by the Narendra Modi-led Central government after the 'Jan Dhan Yojna', 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' and 'Make in India'.

Source: ANI
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