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Five MP villages without a daughter for 30 years

Written by: Staff
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Bhind, MP, Apr 1 (UNI) Not a single household in five villages of this district has a daughter for the past three decades.

According to state Women's Commission Member Krishna Kant Tomar the elders in Karua, Kanathan, Saina, Itaina and Katwa Gujjar, considered having a daughter a curse and the girls were killed immediately after birth.

''Those villagers believe that a daughter's birth will eventually entail giving dowry and that will aggravate poverty. In view of that, the commission initiated a 'Gaon Chalo-Beti Bachao' (Go to Villages and Save Daughters) campaign, which was launched from Chambal division,'' she said yesterday.

The commission has also appealed to voluntary organisations for adopting these villages and bringing about an awakening on the issue.

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