Modi launches campaign to tackle India's dwindling number of girls

January 22, 2015 12:11 PM

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Modi launches campaign to tackle India's dwindling number of girls

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the blight of India's dwindling number of girls on Thursday, launching a campaign to address the problem the United Nations has said amounts to a national emergency.

"In our neighborhood, girls are commonly killed in their mothers' wombs and we don't feel the pain," Modi said in a speech in the northern state of Haryana.

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