THE UNBORN GIRL CHILD
When nothing else worked out, the cruel and pitiless mind of a ruthless person decided to strangle the pulse of an unborn life.
She who struggled inside the secured place of her origin, was forced to die mercilessly. She hadn’t seen the world nor had glanced at the bright sunlight. The brutal way in which her heart beats stopped could put to shame and guilt, if it had been made visible. How do the merchants of death live an unabashed life without their conscience, after such an unforgiving act?
Since years, daughter has been considered a burden on a family, since the day she is born. The social system and traditions which have instilled in the ignorant minds that a girl is a temporary member of the family and has to be married off , one who cannot help in the financial condition. Hence, she is deprived of the real education and is made to work for the family assisting other women in the household work. The boy child on the other hand is expected to study and get educated else help the earning members to increase the means of livelihood.
Let there be any reason, whether out of fear of one more burden or of marrying the girl off with a heavy dowry, or the thought process where one feels education to girl child isn’t necessary, any of the reasons aren’t nor will be enough to kill a life within the womb of a mother.
In a developing country like India, where the spiritualism was born,the land where out of thirty six crores of deities who are worshipped,maximum are female goddesses,the eradication of such a mindset is yet to be achieved.
The states of Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and many more exceed the number of female infanticide in comparison to the other states and have shown increase in the toll in years. A leading newspaper had an article late back in 2012..
“India loses 3 million girls in infanticide”
Still the eyes of millions of Indians are yet to be opened . The gradual change is now pushing the boy ,girl ratio to an extreme ,where there will be a gigantic number of reduction in the number of girls.
This imbalance of nature shall cause more frustration and inequity amongst the people, where for every 1000 boys there will be only one girl left. The decreasing number of girls, is leading to lesser women available for marriages and then the gender unevenness resulting in more gruesome affects of rape and molestation.
The rise of female infanticide has increased in higher percentages, but what affects more is people from noble profession too have been a part of such a genocide.The advanced technologies which were meant for the welfare of everyone, have been misused to render the murderous intentions of some and many. Even after the law passed in 1996, which prohibited the determination of sex of the foetus and provision of punishment for the violation of such act,the killings haven’t lessened.
Many times such infants are even killed within a year of their birth either by organic or inorganic chemicals. This is done by one of the family members or the midwife appointed thus.
How can anyone take such a step to kill his own child before or after she is born? Is the soul inside the heart of a human being become dead? Is this the society in which we live? Shall the human conscience ever wake up? Does any religion and ethic surpass the religion of humanity? Are these the traditions that bind us in the customs of living in an educated society? Is this a nation which shall walk on the path of economic independence and prosperity which fills the way soaked in blood of the millions of unborn children?
These are few questions which we need to think and ask ourselves.
Every problem and crisis has a solution. The need is to understand and realize the depth of problem and the way it has penetrated into minds which are still ignorant. The ignorance and the adamancy of people has made this issue a rather serious and crucial one ,which now has taken dangerous and severe direction to the gender based violence.
"If only every girl had free education,if only every girl had the right to work and choose her career ,if only every girl had the independence of being independent,If only every girl had been taught the morals and ethics yet was allowed to stand with courage against all the immorality and injustice.If only every girl child is not bound in ties of the patriarchal or matriarchal system but allowed to respect the humanitarian relation."
Then would the feared mind of an apprehensive and confused person accept the birth of a girl child in his life more happily. Then shall the vindictive thought of the mean and unkind human exonerate from the clutched minds of humanity.
Speaks thus every unborn girl child,
“Inside the dark place, a ray of light I see,
bright and radiant which makes me glee,
I haven’t yet opened my eyes clearly,
I see through the bits of vision that I perceive,
Through the pulse of my mother,I feel your presence near me,
Await I ,the day, when you shall hold me,
O! my Father of this world,
Why then suddenly you shouted
and ordered someone to get me killed…
What wrong hath I done,to you ..
I just wished to fill your life with smile
and boundless happiness …
to make you more thrilled.”