Friday, December 14

Mother kills her chidren due to poverty

Parents in two separate incidents in Madhya Pradesh have killed their children. In one incident woman “the mother” burned alive her six-month-old son and daughter aged two on a stove at their home in Harda district's Diwip Kala village.
Although she’s been arrested but claimed to take this extreme step because her husband did not pay any attention to the family and she was unable to feed the children.
In another case, a resident of Pipariya town in Hoshangabad district threw his nine-month-old son and two-year-old daughter on a railway track because he believed they were borne out of his wife's illicit relationship the son died on the spot and the girls is fighting for live.
The social as well as health condition in the rural areas of India is not good as glorified in the statistics given by government and organisations .The govt. has been claiming to launch policies for the women and child. If so than why a mother was forced to kill their children because of poverty?
Why the children in that district were not registered for free meal which is given in the policy? The officials are shedding crocodile tears. The district administration of Harda should be questioned.

In 2006, for the first time in the world, the number of children dying before their fifth birthday fell below 10 million to 9.7 million, the report said.India with 2.1 million under-five child deaths, contributes to about 21 percent of the Global burden of child deaths.About 25 percent of children under-five world-over are underweight. One-third of the world’s underweight children in under-five age-group are in India.The states with the highest number of children underweight area Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar, followed by Gujarat, Orissa, Chattisgarh,Uttar Pradesh and Meghalaya.India has the largest pool of 9.4 million children, who have never been immunised in the world.With 20 per cent of the world’s children under age of five years, India needs at least 20 percent of the world’s attention. Which is claimed by UNICEF.
The latest UNICEF report titled ‘Progress for Children’ has highlighted the poor condition of children living in developing countries, particularly in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
The report in its findings has stated that among the 143 million children under the age of five who suffer from under nutrition and hunger, more than half of them live in South Asia.“There are many countries that still have unacceptably high levels of child mortality, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, and have made little or no progress in reducing the number of child deaths in recent years,” the report states.“Many of these countries have been affected by conflict or ravaged by the AIDS epidemic,” it adds.
The report states that over 19 million infants in the developing world are born with low birth weight, among which 8.3 million are in India. The latest report, which is the UNICEF’s sixth report in last three years, however, also highlights ‘considerable progress’ made in improving the condition of children across the world, but adds that still “much more remains to be done” to achieve the targets laid down in the 2015 Millennium Development Goals.

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