Indian minister says 2,000 girls 'killed' every day

April 21, 2015 10:45 AM

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Indian minister says 2,000 girls 'killed' every day

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two thousand girls are "killed" every day due to a preference for sons in India with most aborted or murdered just after birth, the country's minister for women and child development said.

Despite laws that ban parents having tests to determine the gender of unborn children, sex selective abortions remain a common practice in parts of India, and have resulted in a decline in the number of girls compared to boys.

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