Female foeticide culprits should be severely punished asks Aamir Khan


Female foeticide culprits should be severely punished asks Aamir KhanBollywood actor Aamir Khan, who highlighted female foeticide in the opening episode of his show Satyamev Jayate, says aborting a child after sex determination is wrong and supports the Maharashtra government’s proposal to give severe punishment to those involved in such offences.

The state has sought the central government’s opinion for slapping a charge of homicide on culprits of female foeticide. Commenting upon the state’s decision, Aamir Wednesday said: “I think female foeticide is a very serious issue. And if it continues the way it is, it will get worse. I am so happy that Maharashtra government is likely to propose this.”

He added: “I want to add here that abortion is legal and it should be. I am pro choice for women. But female foeticide, when we find out the sex and kill the girl child, should finish and very severe punishment should be given.”

According to 2011 Census, the rate at which the unborn female child is killed amounts to killing off 10,00,000 girls a year. As a result, the ratio between girls and boys has been affected. The 2011 census revealed that there were 914 girls for every 1,000 boys.

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