On January 2018, when India's economic survey report was shared with the world, the file which held the data was pink in color. But why, a lot of people asked.
Well, it was because the survey revealed disheartening statistics regarding women empowerment and the reality of women in our society. A story in The Guardian about the study exposed that more than 63 million females are 'missing' in India. 2 million girls go missing every year, either due to an untimely death, they're aborted or neglected.
Families, where a son is born, they stop having children; in comparison to families where a girl is born.
The government shares in its survey that this sudden change in the ratio of men and women is mainly because of the gender-preferred abortions.
It's hard to believe, but despite the positive change in the thought process of the majority of Indians and their acceptance for daughters, there are people in massive numbers who prefer boys over girls. Still, women are seen as a debt in many parts of our country.
The Washington Post reports that "Indian girls receive less education, have poorer nutrition and get less medical attention than boys. Many women – including educated, wealthy women – say they face intense pressure, most often from mothers-in-law, to have sons."
It's very sad to see that, women in many places are still looked as curse to the family if she's unable to give birth to a baby boy (even when it's not on her).
More than 33,000+ Indian youth took part in the survey and shared their views about the same.
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