It's the 21st century and yet, the birth of a girl child is not welcomed in India. Discrimination, humiliation, neglect and oppression become her way of living right from the day she arrives in this world.

In a country that celebrates patriarchy and discriminates on the basis of gender, girls, especially minors, are more vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. It's not that our country doesn't have laws and policies. It's their poor implementation and practice that paints a sad reality.

Sources: Indian Kanoon & Time

Source: Legalserviceindia & TNM

Sources: WCD & Innovative Publication

Sources: MEA & Business Standard

Sources: Indian Kanoon & Business Standard

Sources: GOI & Vice

Sources: vikaspedia

Sources: MHRD & smilefoundation

Sources: GOI & DTE

Sources: IPC & TOI

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