Posted by: Singh Is King | Sunday, August 19, 2007

Punjabi NRIs too killing girls

CHANDIGARH: Here’s the ugly face of the globalising Indian. The hostility to the girl child that’s such a tragic feature of life in India doesn’t abate even abroad. Or so it would seem, if advertisements for sex determination tests in newspapers aimed at expatriate Punjabis are any indication.

One such newspaper ad made available to TOI asks: Munda-ya-kudi ? (boy or girl?). In another, a clinic in the US has given out a toll-free number for couples to take tests, giving them the option of abortion if the child expected is a girl.
The dark side of these NRIs approaching Punjab-based ultrasound clinics for conducting sex-determination tests is that in faraway Surrey, Canada — where a majority of the Punjabi immigrants live — a deviation in male-female ratio has already been reported.

The Punjabi intolerance for the female child thus seems to have assumed global proportions. Back home, this hatred of the girl child has already given Punjab one of the most skewed sex ratios in India — with 874 females per 1,000 males.
Dr Kuldip Singh, former president of the Indian Medical Association (Punjab), told TOI his gynaecologist wife is often approached by visiting NRI couples for sex-determination tests.

‘‘Even though we tell them that sex determination is illegal under the PNDT Act, they insist that we conduct the tests. We have to literally push them out,’’ adds Dr Singh, who is from Hoshiarpur, Punjab. Couples approaching them are mostly from Italy and North America, says Dr Singh.

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Responses

  1. i can do anything 4 sikhishm. any thing

  2. ok sikhishm want you to do selfless love to everyone,r u brave enough to do dat

  3. I can try atleast

  4. yes u r rite brother actually v r all trying but v never do what holy gurbani told us DILUN MOHBAT JIN SEI SACHIAN JIN MAN HOR MUKH HOR MUKH HOR SE KANDE KACHIAN (PAGE488)
    guru gobind singh ji maharaj fight against the evil so that we can live the life of love,he claimed that whosoever love everyone onle he/she can meet god otherwise no but we r still confused
    thanx brother keep in touch

  5. I never seen sant Baljit Singh Dadu and Balwant singh Nandgarh and some others but i have read their statements on internet that they can give any kind of sacrifice to protect their religion.should our religion protect us or we should protect our religion?is holy gurbani give clue anywhere that if u kill someone or u die in battle field then u r bravest person in the world and u r closest to god, i just read onething that if u think u r brave then fight with urself i.e fight with ur bad thought or fight with ur ego
    CHAR BARN CHAUHA KE MARDAN KHAT DARSAN KAR KALI RE,SUNDER SUGHAR SARUP SIANE PANCHU HI MOHE CHHALI RE,JINI MIL MARE PANCH SURBIR ASO KON BALI RE,JINI PANCH MARE BIDAR GUDARI SE PURA IH KALI RE(PAGE404) or SO SURA JO HAUME MARE if u find smwhere in holy gurbani that we are allow to make violence plz enlighten me brother thanks

  6. sat sri akl sareya nu g.i like the responses. i proud of all of u. and i proud i am a sikh


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