Public education a must to prevent female foeticide, says Krishna Tirath

May 30th, 2009 - 11:43 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, May 30 (ANI): Union Minister for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath on Saturday said she would rectify any lacuna in the laws to check the menace of female foeticide in the country.

Tirath, after assuming charge of her assigned ministry in the capital on Saturday, said: “To rectify domestic violence and female foeticide…you know there are a number of legislations to curb this practice, if a lacuna is found, it will be rectified. We can stop the cases of female foeticide through educating the masses,” said Krishna Tirath.

Activists say female foeticide is rising because of the availability of technologies like ultrasonography and amniocentesis to determine the gender of foetuses at the request of the parents.

As against the compilations of statistics, Krishna Tirath in her role as a Minister of Women and Child Development is determined to mend the legal discrepancies, if any. (ANI)

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