Bibipur villagers to spread awareness on female foeticide

Bibipur villagers to spread awareness on female foeticide

Bibipur village, which came into limelight for raising voice against female foeticide, will soon be seen playing a larger role in creating awareness on the social evil among students of Delhi University and Kurukshetra University.

In addition, the village residents are also eyeing to spread the campaign to others parts of Haryana.

Awareness campaign

 “The village had received invitation from students of both varsities to hold awareness campaigns in their respective institutions, following which we have decided to convert our initiative against female foeticide into a mission,” sarpanch Bibipur Sunil Jaglan said.

Few research scholars of Delhi University, who attended the July 14 Khap Mahapanchayat in Bibipur, have invited the villagers to hold an awareness campaign in their institution, he said.

“Though we have started our efforts to hold the campaign in both varsities, the dates are yet to be finalised,” Jaglan said.

“We do not want to restrict ourselves to a village, but the intention is to generate awareness in other parts of Haryana as well,” he added.

A Khap Mahapanchayat held in Bibipur on July 14, attended by leaders of over 300 khaps from Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, took a stern stand against
female foeticide and demanded that murder charges be slapped against those who indulge in the ‘heinous act’.

The Mahapanchayat, a conglomeration of various caste councils, saw a large number of women participants.

Appreciating the efforts of Bibipur residents, especially women, Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on July 15 announced Rs 1 crore for the development of village.

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