Human trafficking rising because of female foeticide, says court

Posted on Jul 5 2014 - 7:43am by admin

Source – Millennium Post – Faizan Ahmed

 

Advocating to exercise a ‘zero tolerance’ for those prima-facie involved in the crime of female foeticide, a Delhi court refused to quash the proceedings against doctors who were allegedly shown involved in the illegal act in a sting operation by an NGO. The court observed that the direct evidences in such cases are rare as both the wrong doers

Advocating to exercise a ‘zero tolerance’ for those prima-facie involved in the crime of female foeticide, a Delhi court refused to quash the proceedings against doctors who were allegedly shown involved in the illegal act in a sting operation by an NGO. The court observed that the direct evidences in such cases are rare as both the wrong doers — doctors and family; have joint interests in maintaining secrecy to female feticide. Additional Session Judge Kamini Lau observed the situation while dismissing the plea of quashing the order of cognizance taken by magistrate on a complaint of NGO Beti Bachao Samiti. The NGO had carried out sting operations to expose the alleged act of two doctors namely, Urvashi Fakay and Sunil Fakay.

Acts relating to female feticide are committed in strict secrecy wherein both the wrong doers have joint interests in maintaining secrecy. Where then can be a question of direct evidence comes in, asked the court while dismissing the plea. According to the 2011 Census, the numbers of girls stand at 940 which is a marginal increase from 933 in 2001. Haryana has the lowest sex ratio among the states while Kerala remains at the top with the highest sex ratio. In the national capital Delhi, the statistics stand at 821 girls against 1000 boys. Nearly 10 million female fetuses have been aborted in the country over the past two decades.

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