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A woman uses dung as a cooking fuel at her village home in Uttar Pradesh (Represenational Image) | Photographer T. Narayan | Bloomberg

UP’s new population policy doesn’t speak about female foeticide. Women will bear brunt

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.
A girl reading a book

India accounts for 45.8 million of world’s missing females over last 50 years: UN report

Citing data by experts, the report said China and India together account for about 90-95% of the estimated 1.5 million missing female births annually worldwide.
The Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC turns down request to stay govt notification suspending female foeticide rules

The SC was hearing a PIL questioning the government’s move to suspend some PCPNDT rules on the ground that it lacks jurisdiction.
Representational image | Commons

Haryana has not only fought its female foeticide but is also helping Punjab’s girls live

In 2011 census, Haryana had the worst sex ratio (830), while Punjab was second (842). By 2017, Haryana rose to 914, while Punjab only managed 892.
village elders sitting together

SC clips khap panchayats’ wings on marriages. But how did they get these wings?

Khaps gained prominence as a tribal and village administration mechanism, and are most prevalent in the states of Maharashtra, Rajasthan, MP, UP, and Haryana.
Indian Army soldiers patrolling the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | Representational image| ANI

I served in Nagaland during the peak of insurgency and without AFSPA

Despite the Nagaland Peace Accord signed in the presence of PM Narendra Modi, AFSPA continues to exist. And we call ourselves mother of all democracies.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.