Severely punish culprits of female foeticide: Aamir

Aamir Khan says aborting a child after sex determination is wrong and supports the Maharashtra government's proposal to give severe punishment to those involved in such offences.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 | 4:43:59 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)   |  Copyright: IANS  |  Comments 13 Comments  |  5302 Views

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Aamir Khan says aborting a child after sex determination is wrong and supports the Maharashtra government's proposal to give severe punishment to those involved in such offences.

The state has sought the central government's opinion for slapping a charge of homicide on cultprits of female foeticide.

Commenting upon the state's decision, Aamir Wednesday told reporters: "I think female foeticide is a very serious issue. And if it continues the way it is, it will get worse. I am so happy that Maharashtra government is likely to propose this."

He added: "I want to add here that abortion is legal and it should be. I am pro choice for women. But female foeticide, when we find out the sex and kill the girl child, should finish and very severe punishment should be given."

According to 2011 Census, the rate at which the unborn female child is killed amounts to killing off 10,00,000 girls a year. As a result, the ratio between girls and boys has been affected. The 2011 census revealed that there were 914 girls for every 1,000 boys.

The maiden episode of Aamir Khan's first television show "Satyamev Jayate" dealt with the sensitive topic of female foeticide and bias toward the male child.

Now the show is coming to an end and Aamir is content with the response to the show that has brought up other social issues such as dowry, malpractices in the medical profession and child sex abuse.

"I am happy that people are connecting emotionally with the show. My team and I like that we have reached people's hearts and have churned ideas. There are so many things which are hidden and they need to be brought out in the public light. These things need to be discussed so that they can be dealt with," he said.

The actor may return with the part two of "Satyamev Jayate".

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  • Posted on: 15 July 2012 at 4:43amatominis

    Movie stars and mass media has been doing a lot to speak about issues like AIDS, polio etc. But it's high time that massive campaign against the heinous practice of female foeticide was launched!! There is NO excuse to abort females! Stop or kill the rapists and abusers, why deny the female the right to be born? I am glad Aamir took this issue not just in one episode but has taken it forward even now. I hope more people join him and whole mass media and countrymen focus on changing crooked mindset of people who berate the female child!

  • Posted on: 12 July 2012 at 11:14amsmita_s

    the news is copied from times of india

  • Posted on: 12 July 2012 at 4:55amMadhura2105

    SMJ is the wonderful show I have ever seen on any channel... Aamir and his show is just wonderful ...

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  • Posted on: 11 July 2012 at 7:37pmShaina_b

    First they need to severely punish rapists and domestic abuse!!!!

    Make this place fit for girls to live in first!!!!!!

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  • Posted on: 11 July 2012 at 12:06pm..AnushaGeet..

    Thanks for the article...

    Amir rocks...SMJ is a superb show which has reached out to millions..kudos to him for creating the show...

    Would love to see a second season...

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  • Posted on: 11 July 2012 at 10:53am--MimiGupta--

    gr8 news.. thanks for ds awsm article n thanks AAMIR for giving us such a show

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  • Posted on: 11 July 2012 at 9:41amheera1702

    It was a really remarkable and brave thing to reveal all the problems in india. hats off, aamir. Satyamev jayete

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  • Posted on: 11 July 2012 at 9:36amnikkipunj

    i suppose dat is grt...finally an actor is using his popularity to do sumthing for the society..!!!

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  • Posted on: 11 July 2012 at 9:07amkoool_shikhii

    thats grt..doing grt job aamir..we all r always with u..:)

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  • Posted on: 11 July 2012 at 8:03ampriya1804

    Thats great news! All the best to aamir for his future ":)
    It was a really remarkable and brave thing to reveal all the problems in india. hats off, aamir. Satyamev jayete.

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