Laws That Protect The Girl Child

“Diagnostic teams with ultrasound scanners which detect the sex of a child advertise with catch lines such as spend 600 rupees now and save 50,000 rupees later.” (IndianChild.com)

 

The girl child’s discrimination begins before birth in the form of female foeticide. Sex selection has been argued as the consequence of technology. But simply because it is a consequence it does not excuse the fact that between the years 1981-1991 a whopping 11 million  girls joined India’s missing women a group of 35 and 40 million.  According to Amartya Sen, there are more than a hundred million women missing in the world of which India has 37 million missing women by 1986.

  • The National Policy for Children, 1974
  • The National Plan of Action for Children, 2005
  • The Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1994
  • The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act 1986
  • The Juvenile Justice Act of 2000
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Balika Samriddhi Yojana
  • Kishori Shakti Yojana