Female foeticide in NW India

Click on the title to link to today's article.

Maybe if girls become really rare, Indian men will start having to pay a reverse dowry in order to get wives...

Here's another report from March that's specific to Rajasthan:


Here's a hopeful story of one village in Punjab that is going against the state's trend. It's interesting that Punjab has the lowest ratio of girls to boys b/c much of the state is pretty well-off. Most Indians I know in America are from Punjab (or Gujarat). It seems that more prosperous families would be less worried about the monetary burden of having girl children...but then again, they have easier access to doctors who perform the illegal ultrasounds.


In other news, India's inflation rate just reached an 13-year high of 11%.

I love the BBC!

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