Expressing "serious" concern over incidents of female foeticide in Haryana, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said his government is striving to address the social evil while ensuring that the society accepts girl child and does not treated them as a "burden".
Terming it as "unfortunate" and "golden silence", the Supreme Court on Tuesday came down heavily on various states for their failure to stop female foeticide leading to an alarming drop in the country's sex ratio.
Taking a pledge against female foeticide, two sisters in Haryana took two extra 'pheras' (rounds of the fire) at their marriage dedicated to the vow, prompting Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to announce a reward for them on Saturday.
The government is expected take up with social networking giant Facebook social sector issues like education and empowerment of the girl child, female foeticide and 'Clean Ganga' campaign and seek its help in promoting them.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday raked up the issue of 'Love Jihad' saying the girls should be taught its meaning and ways to save themselves from the "trap", more than a fortnight after BJP avoided its mention in political resolution at its executive meet in UP.
As newlyweds Tarun and Swati got their marriage registered, they took another vow to complement the ones that solemnised their union, one which made them promise that they "shall not indulge in female foeticide".
Terming female foeticide as the "biggest sin against humanity", Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said his government has taken several measures but it alone cannot eradicate the menace.
Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Monday rued cases of female foeticide are still reported in the State despite the Government undertaking awareness campaigns on falling sex ratio and need to end the practice.