In less than a decade from now, the diminishing sex ratio is going to cause total chaos in our social and economic life. By then, the decreasing child sex ratio of the first decade of the third millennium will be the horrifyingly skewed youth sex ratio of the third decade. All type of anti-social trends like the selling of women as goods and widespread violence against women will destroy our family life, social life and economic progress which are now held in high esteem by the world community.
The concerted efforts made by the central, state and local governments, NGOs, UN Agencies, other civil society organisations and the media, after the publication of the statistics of the Census 2001, had some impact on the worst-hit states and child sex ratio showed an upward change in some of these states in the statistics of the Census 2011. But most of the states in India continued the downward trend and the menace was spreading to new areas making the child sex ratio for the country as a whole go farther down.
Here is an alarm call for intervention to all who love our country and its future, especially the young men and women of India, who can really make a change in this demographic crisis situation.
Take a Pledge
I, hereby, solemnly pledge that I shall never be a party to a decision in favour of female foeticide and that, wherever possible, I shall do all in my power to stop such a move from people whom I can influence. I shall always stand for safeguarding and supporting the girl child against all forms of discrimination.