Gendercide of little girls in India – all in the name of my right to choose – the ending of the life of a little girl because of her gender. The story of India’s 70,000 ultra sound machines: technology developed to protect a mother’s health and that of her child – used as a search and destroy mission against female babies.
Also see the Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-393896/Genocide-Indias-daughters.html
“Getting a licence for the equipment is easy and many so-called ?doctors? offer women the service without being qualified or registered.
There are 25,770 officially registered pre-natal units in India, but one doctor estimates there are as many as 70,000 ultrasound machines operating in the country. Nobody reports the unqualified technicians because it is not in their interest to do so.
Even the qualified doctors in registered clinics have ways of circumventing the law against using ultrasound tests to determine the sex of the foetus. If the ultrasound test shows a male foetus in the womb the doctor simply tells the nurse: ?I think this calls for sweets,? a well-known code to mean ?Good news, it?s a boy?. No paperwork is filled in, so there is no evidence of illegal practice”
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-393896/Genocide-Indias-daughters.html#ixzz1QrXExsYq
For the Uyghurs, Genocide is a word which dares not speak its name. For the sake of women like Rahima Mahmut, Gulzira Auelkhan, Sayragul Sauytbay, and Ruqiye Perhat – whose heart-breaking, shocking, stories are recorded here – it’s time that the crime of genocide was given definition in the UK. On January 19th Parliament can use its voice and speak that name – insisting on justice for victims of Genocide and refusing to make tawdry trade deals with those responsible for the crime above all crimes.
For the Uyghurs Genocide is a word which dares...