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.” (


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