The menace of female foeticide in India: A paradox of development
Subodh K Singh, Urmil Vats
The advent of modern reproductive and sex selection techniques is providing worldwide ample opportunity to the female foeticide. Now –a –days the world population is significantly passing through gender imbalances due to different available sex selection methods. During the last few decades, Indian society had also been facing female foeticide as a burning social problem. Even the law is a powerful instrument of social change but law alone cannot dismantle out this social problem from Indian society. The real challenge before Indian society and government authorities is to remove loopholes in The Pre- Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Amendment Act, 2002. A concrete and meticulous effort by the medical fraternity, the law, political leaders, NGOs, women’s group, the mass media, teachers and the community itself is the need of the hour. This review article is an attempt to draw attention towards Current Scenario of female foeticide in India and its socio-legal implications.