Srinagar: Co-ordination between religious leaders, social activists, NGOs and public is needed to eradicate female foeticide, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Sunday.
"Religious leaders, social activists, NGOs and public in general have to coordinate to address this issue (female foeticide) and save the future of the state," Omar said.
The chief minister was interacting with a UNICEF team led by its Regional Director Karin Halshof here.
He said that various initiatives have been taken by the state government for the welfare of children particularly girls.
Omar said the UNICEF participation in creating educational environment and making schools seats of human resource development, moral and general education is welcome.
He said the state would like to work with UNICEF for comprehensive development of children, their protection and proper upkeep.
Omar said capacity building in teaching community is imperative in this regard and UNICEF can extend favourable help to the state for this purpose.
The chief minister said the state government and UNICEF are presently working together for rehabilitation of juvenile and preventing them from indulging in crimes and misdeeds.
He said better educational environment in schools and proper care in homes are essentially important in this regard.