Satyameva Jayate has inspired Jaipur surpanch to act against foeticide.

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satyamev-jayateMay 25, Mumbai: Aamir Khan’s ‘Satyamev Jayate’ has indeed been instrumental in raising awareness among people about the glitches in the Indian society and has subsequently led many duty bound officials taking stringent actions to deal with social malice.

Recently, the show has inspired Randheer Singh, a sarpanch in a Rajasthan village to register police cases against women and families who go for tests to detect and abort a female foetus. He said illegal sex determination is rampant in the Shekhawati region of Rajastan. His village is home to more than 5000 people and some 200 kms from Jaipur.

According to the 2011 census, Rajasthan has 883 girls in the 0-6 age group for every 1,000 boys. The child sex ratio in 2001 was 909. The Rajasthan government has taken several measures to end illegal sex determination tests. It has hiked the amount of money given to people who complain about errant ultrasound clinics.

Randheer Singh said a six-member committee had been formed to keep a tab on pregnant women.

“After watching Aamir Khan’s TV show ‘Satyameva Jayate’ on female foeticide, I felt that awareness in Rajasthan is not enough,” he said. “Checking female foeticide at the village level is necessary to save girl children.”

He said that auxiliary nurses and midwives know about almost every pregnant woman in villages.

“If a woman is found involved in illegal sex determination and abortion of a girl child, an FIR will be filed against her with the police,” Singh said.

“If she is forced to abort by her in-laws, similar action will be taken against them also,” he said.

Aamir Khan, in his programme telecast May 6 that drew record audiences countrywide, highlighted a sting operation done seven years ago by two journalists to expose growing female foeticide in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
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