A radical approach to address female foeticide
Aamir Khan showed us on its new show, the big problem with female foeticide. I was very much aware about this, thru various different campaigns and shows which were done earlier. Like all the other campaigns said, I decided, I will not take part in this, and I will also not allow anyone else I know to take part in this. But apparently, it is not enough.
I am sure, many of my friends and family would have also decided on the same, but still this continues. So the question now I ask is, Why? Can we do something which can change this?
It is just by sheer luck or God’s grace, I think I have come with a plausible solution to this. But before I jump to give my solution, I would like to highlight one thing. Doctors play a very important role in helping in this crime. And Doctors can play a very important role in controlling this.
So, one way of tackling this situation is by identifying and exposing the guilty doctors. Also supporting and helping the good doctors who fight tooth and nail against this. Now that we have identified one area, the next question is: How can we do this?
This is where I need your help and also need you to take that extra step. What we need to do is, do our own sting operation using a mobile phone camera. The purpose of the sting operation is not to file a police complaint battle or fight a court battle. It is to help identify the guilty and expose them. Following are the details:
I would like to request those who are expecting a child, participate in this operation. This then looks much more genuine. Power yourself with a mobile phone with camera and position is such that, it can capture all the conversation and the face of the doctor well. Please around your city, visiting different doctors, asking them to determine the sex and asking help to drop the baby if it is a girl. This will be a real help to everyone in the society. We will have a website dedicated to host all these videos. Your identity will not be exposed. We are only in the business of uncovering the mask, and bringing the real picture of the doctors in front of the people. We believe, social status and stigma is big enough to stop these doctors from practicing these.
There is a need to go beyond just deciding not to take part in female foeticide and/or also sharing it on facebook, twitter and other media. What is required is, we take our responsibility of being a good citizen and do our bit to bring the truth infront of the nation.
Now it is proved, it is the educated that does it more, and it is in the cities where it is more prevalent. Also, we know for a fact that more number of good people and responsible citizen on Internet are in the urban areas. If we plan and do our bit, it would be a big step towards resolution of this problem.
I have never being a part of social entrepreneurship yet, and I believe this is my chance to do something worthwhile for the country.
This is my approach for addressing this problem. It may be right, it may be wrong. It may work, it may not work. However, after 10 years, when I am 40 years old, I do not want to look back and say, ‘I had the opportunity to do something about this problem, but I did not.”
If you feel, there are other ways to do this, please share your views.
Being a father myself, we(me and my wife) always wanted to have a girl child, and had infact thought of a name for her, “Reet”. That was before we knew our to-be-born child is a boy. (It is legal in US to determine sex. We were in US then.) A few days back, we have decided, our second child will be an adopted child, and a girl. Her name will be Reet. It might take a few days, as some of you might know, I have quit my job, and starting up on my own. So to support a second child, would be difficult now. And I do not want to give anything but the best to Reet.
Lastly, my wife absolutely adores Angelina Jolie, for what she has been doing. I believe every celebrity or everyone who can afford should learn a few things from Angelina Jolie.