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Old 30th Aug 2016, 22:29
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Solving the problem seems to be a task for the next 2-3 generations, as it might involve abolishing the dowry tradition, by this the apparently rather high abortion rate for female fetuses (fetii?), and finally providing a more healthy male to female ratio in the country, reducing the number of sexually frustrated young men. I cannot see any other way than this to fundamentally change the apparently widespread culture of seeing a lady as "up for grabs" instead of as a respectable and revered member of society.
Or to put it another way, it's make your mind up time. Will India be a modern, dynamic, outward-looking, fast-growing Asia-style tiger economy ("subcontinental powerhouse"?), or will it end up backward, inward-looking, poverty-stricken, and governed by religions and tradition like its neighbour Pakistan. India cannot be both.
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