New Born #Girl Drowned in a Bucket of Water in #Kashmir


April 04, 2014, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir

A new born baby girl, was discovered drowned in a bucket of water in a public bathroom at the Jawharlal Nehru Memorial Hospital at  in Srinagar.

Kashmir which historically did not have the practice of female infanticide, now has rampant female infanticide and feticide. It has seen the single largest decline in sex ratio of all the states in the country, and has the worst sex ratio for girls according to the Census 2011 . While in the 2001 census, the number of girls per 1,000 boys (aged between 0-6yrs) was 941, the 2011 Census found that it has plummeted to 859.  At present, there are 82 fewer girls in the state per 1,000 boys.  No other state is even remotely close to J&K’s dismal record. Maharashtra is second in that list. But, in absolute numbers, it has 30 fewer girls per 1,000…

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