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Saras.Care
07/08/2019

When Mukesh Sherma’s wife was pregnant with their second child, the pressure to deliver a son was almost too much. 

Friends and family told the couple from Chandigarh, a city in north India, to have an illegal ultrasound to find out the sex of the unborn child. Another girl, they were told, and they should abort. 

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/aug/30/men-fighting-female-foeticide-india 


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If young --- men were protesting against foeticide as passionately as they protest interfaith marriages, that really would be a marker of progress for the --- community...

- Harpreet Kaur Grewal (writer and journalist)

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- A concerned brother

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