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The Indian government is planning to set up a network of cradles around the country where parents can leave unwanted baby girls.
The minister for women and child development, Renuka Chowdhury, told BBC News the cradles would be "everywhere".
It is the latest initiative to try to wipe out the practice of female foeticide and female infanticide.
A girl child is often viewed as inferior to a boy. A bride's dowry can also cripple a family financially.
Originally posted by andy1033
Here is a supposed country wanting to be a first world country that wants to put cradles out for people who do not want there own children.
That hindu religion really breeds so much warmth, doesn't it.
Imagine the west is trying to bring hindu culture to the west to take over from christian values.
Even though the demographic implications in india, are important how do you guys feel this presents india as a country who says that it will become a great power one day.
Could anyone here imagine leaving there own kid, in a cradle, and just walking away, just because she is a girl.
The thing is that these people try to project there religious values onto the west,
and the west does not even consider what sort of country india is.