I’m currently in Dehradun and posted this over at the FJP this morning.
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Daughters Are Precious
My morning reading in the Hindustan Times today. A new column by actor-activist Amir Khan. He writes:


Every conceivable reason that I have come across during our research of people explaining why they want a boy and not a girl as a daughter does not seem to make any sense to me. For instance, “if we have a girl then at the time of her marraige we have to pay dowry”, or “a girl cannot perform the last rites after the death of her parents, or near and dear ones”, or “the girl can’t take the vansh, or family forward”…All these are man-made reasons. We have created dowry and are now killing the girl child as if she is responsible for it. We have decided for ourselves that girls can’t perform last rites and then we say the girl is to blame.”


FJP: Agreed, approved, and happy to see this in a newspaper.

I’m currently in Dehradun and posted this over at the FJP this morning.

futurejournalismproject:

Daughters Are Precious

My morning reading in the Hindustan Times today. A new column by actor-activist Amir Khan. He writes:

Every conceivable reason that I have come across during our research of people explaining why they want a boy and not a girl as a daughter does not seem to make any sense to me. For instance, “if we have a girl then at the time of her marraige we have to pay dowry”, or “a girl cannot perform the last rites after the death of her parents, or near and dear ones”, or “the girl can’t take the vansh, or family forward”…All these are man-made reasons. We have created dowry and are now killing the girl child as if she is responsible for it. We have decided for ourselves that girls can’t perform last rites and then we say the girl is to blame.”

FJP: Agreed, approved, and happy to see this in a newspaper.

8 May 2012 ·

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    Whenever I hear someone say that they want a boy child instead of a girl child, I think it’s that persons way of...
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    BAM!!!
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    Daughters Are Precious Actor-activist Amir Khan writes in the Hindustan Times today: "Every conceivable reason that I...
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    Very moving.
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    Link to article by Aamir Khan of 3 Idiots and Satyamev Jayate
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    :) always improving
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    I’m currently in Dehradun and posted this over at the FJP this morning.
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    Girls ARE special. I love this piece.
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    I didn’t know Amir Khan was an activist.
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    and this is why Aamir Khan is my favourite Bollywood Khan. :D
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