(The Christian Institute)— An investigation into suspected sex-selective abortions has been launched in northern India after government data indicated that not one girl had been born in 132 villages in the last three months.
Authorities said the information was “alarming” in a culture where boys are seen as future breadwinners.
Last year, an Indian government report found that millions of women were statistically “missing” from the country’s population due to a preference for male children.
Legislative Assembly Member Gopal Rawat said, “It is shocking to have a zero girl child birth rate in 132 villages in the district.”
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