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  • n. The act of killing a foetus


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  • Emerging from a Calcutta shopping mall, where consumerism reigned in all its garish vulgarity, I noticed a large placard attached to the nearest lamppost: Female foeticide is illegal.

    Archive 2005-03-01

  • It should be noted that the word foeticide used in such texts frequently means all sins that are regarded as equivalent to foeticide.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

  • The reason for the glaring disparity in sex ratio is female foeticide, which is rampant in society.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Dr Jatinder Singh from Medicine Department said that every section of the society has to play collective role in checking female foeticide which is a punishable crime.

    Medical Terrorism -7800 girls are being killed before birth every year in J&K

  • But on the gender front, the sex ratio among children up to age 6 dropped to 914 girls for each 1,000 boys from 927 a decade ago, showing that female foeticide continues to be a widespread practice because of a traditional preference in some communities for boys.

    India Passes 1.2 Billion Mark

  • His current focus is on addressing the conflicts involving both India's Naxalites and Kashmir and pursuing with fervor struggles against evils like corruption and female foeticide, and for social justice.

    Katherine Marshall: Revolutionary Religion: A Conversation With Swami Agnivesh

  • "Up to 50 million girls are thought to be 'missing' over the past century due to female infanticide and foeticide,", the UN population fund says, because parents prefer to have young boys rather than girls.

    Afghanistan worst place in the world for women, but India in top five

  • Indeed, the former has progressed with modernity into female foeticide assisted by the scientific application of sound waves, a practice unknown in the Muslim world because of an Arab who measured his own culture against higher moral standards, and found it lacking.

    A Bangladeshi Bluestocking

  • Critical issues, like female foeticide and dowry, have been taken up in the first story very beautifully.

    Three Shades of Green

  • Srinagar, June 02 - A man on a bicycle from Maharashtra, Bhausaheb Bhawar, on a mission to spread the message of peace and brotherhood as well as creating awareness against female foeticide and dowry, called on the Governor,.

    Cyclist with peace mission, calls on JK Governor


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