Sat, 12 May 2012 09:57:11 GMT

Post Aamir, Rajasthan for policy to save girl child

Jaipur: The Rajasthan government Friday announced it will frame a 'girl policy' to check increasing number of female foeticide and infanticide cases.


Post Aamir, Rajasthan for policy to save girl child

The decision is seen as another impact of Bollywood actor Aamir Khan's debut TV show "Satyamev Jayate" and came two days after the star met Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

The decision to come up with the 'girl policy' was made at a meeting here Friday.

The meeting was presided over by Gehlot. Several NGOs, social activists and government officials discussed steps to prevent female foeticide and infanticide.

"The chief minister decided to form a specific policy to protect the girl child," said a senior officer.

He said: "The policy will have several provisions. These will be drafted in consultation with NGOs and social activists."

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