Female Child Has Equal Rights Like Boys: SC

Female Child Has Equal Rights Like Boys: SC

by The Daily Eye Team November 12 2016, 12:05 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 32 secs

"Female child is entitled to enjoy equal rights that a male child is allowed to have," the Supreme Court observed on Tuesday, passing a slew of directions, including maintinence of an all-India database of new borns to curb female foeticide. The apex court said the menace of female foeticide corrodes human values and decreases the sex ratio, which is a sign of "colossal calamity" that cannot be allowed to happen. The bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said the constitutional identity of a girl child "cannot be mortgaged to any kind of social or other concept that has developed or is thought of".


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