Dilemma of justice: When victim is the perpetrator – Female Foeticide in India

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Dr. ForamPATEL, Mitsu PARIKH


This paper emphasizes on two prime issues: Firstly, the entire paradox of position of law in India regarding female foeticide vis-à-vis embedded custom deep-rooted in society preventing laws to work in their sphere. Lastly, when the victim itself is determined on committing a crime, then whom to protect. In answering the last part, this paper, rather than focusing on the blame game and actually holding the victim responsible, attempts to discuss circumstances as to how Indian society reached the stage where a woman feels it compulsory to remove her own foetus


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