LAW ET JUSTICIA LAW REVIEW
VOLUME 1 ISSUE 2
FEMALE INFANTICIDE AND RIGHT TO LIFE OF WOMEN IN INDIA
RIDDHIMAN ROY CHOUDHURI,
KIIT SCHOOL OF LAW
Sex selective abortions and increment in the quantity of female infanticide cases have become a noteworthy social phenomenon in several parts of India. It transcends above all castes, class and communities and even the North South dichotomy. The girl children become a focus of assault even before they are conceived. Various researchers have observed that the most recent advances in current clinical sciences, the tests like Amniocentesis and Ultra-sonography which were initially developed for detection of congenital abnormalities of the foetus, are being misused for knowing the sex of the foetus with the aim of prematurely ending it on the off chance if it happens to be that of a female. The most noticeably awful circumstance is the point at which these abortions are completed well past the sheltered time of 12 weeks jeopardizing the life of women. This paper theoretically analyses the magnitude of the rate of female foeticide and infanticide in India along with the basic rights of women and the problems faced by them due to their frangibility in a nation with profoundly established patriarchal morals.