July 16, 2010

50 million females missing!

Some revealing statistics:

* According to a recent report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) up to 50 million girls and women have gone missing from India’ s population over the last two decades.

* In Tamil Nadu, statistics indicate total shortfall of about 13,000 daughters per year. Approximately 67% due to pre-birth deficit (ie. selective abortion of females, known as foeticide) and 33% due to infanticide, and neglect.