08 Jun 2016
Lucknow: Darul Uloom of Deoband, the largest seminary in the country, has issued a fatwa (edict) against female foeticide, calling the act unlawful and against Islam.
17 Jun 2015
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked representatives of 'Girl Rising', a global campaign to educate and empower girls, to focus on the issue of female foeticide in India.
20 Jan 2015
Panipat : Stressing that the society as a whole needs to change the mindset towards the girl child to end problem of female foeticide, Union minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday said practice was more prevalent among the middle, upper-middle and rich sections of society.
25 Dec 2014
Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi while visiting his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi on Thursday denounced the practice of female foeticide prevailing in the country, saying "there is no bigger sin" than this and sought the help of people in the field of art and culture in "shaking" the society so stop the menace.
06 May 2015
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed displeasure over the conduct of Centre, Delhi government and various states for not giving wide publicity to its directions on female foeticide for strict implementation of law prohibiting sex determination.
09 Nov 2015
Sonipat: Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Dev Vrat yesterday said that our education system has literacy but it lacks 'moral' teachings and stressed on the need to introduce morality in our education system and make our students 'cultured and morally sound'.
02 Feb 2016
Jaipur: The Union minister Maneka Gandhi suggested that sex determination test should be made compulsory to track women pregnant with a girl child as a measure to check female foeticide.
22 Jan 2015
Panipat: Denouncing the practice of female foeticide, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the discrimination against girls reflects "mental illness" and displays a mindset worse than that in the 18th century.
11 Nov 2014
New Delhi: In tackling female foeticide, Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi believes changing people's mindset in an incentive-based way is more pertinent than bringing in stern laws. Gandhi said that the Government's Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme will be based on a strong system of incentives and media advocacy in bringing about an all-round change in attitudes.
27 Feb 2015
New Delhi: The government admitted that there has been an increase in cases of female and infant foeticide across the country.