The current trends have even refuted the common belief that the practice of eliminating the female child will get discouraged with the economic independence of women on the rise.
A survey by Action India of women in Delhi revealed that even the highly educated women have resorted to as many as a whopping eight abortions to ensure that they only give birth to a son.
One of the main reasons as pointed out by the experts is the Indian government’s attempts to control its burgeoning population of over 1 billion through controlling women’s fertility. This could literally serve as the doomsday verdict as the government’s two-child family concept encourages elimination of female fetuses in order to obtain a ‘complete family’ with at least one son.
The obsessive inborn hunger of the Indian patriarchal set-up to have a male child in its progeny has virtually brought the ethical systems of India into shambles.
The prejudice finally takes its toll and shows itself in a drastically lopsided sex ratio in the country.