A Khap Panchayat in Jind district of Haryana has decided to come forward and take a united stand in the fight against the evil practices of female foeticide and dowry in the region. The Bura Khap has made several announcements against these, and other such customs. Here are some highlights from their meeting:
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Piplantri is a village located in Rajsamand district in Rajasthan State, India . The villagers of Piplantri plant 111 trees every time a girl child is born and the community ensures these trees survive, attaining fruition as the girls grow up. To ensure financial security, after the birth of a girl child, the villagers contribute Rs 21,000 collectively and take Rs 10,000 from the parents and puts it in a fixed deposit, which can be broken when she turns 20. To make sure that girl child receives proper education, the villagers make the parents sign an affidavit which also restricts them from marrying her off, before she attains the legal age for marriage. To know more, click here.
Source : The Better India