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Year - 2023Volume - 1Issue - 2Pages - 121-129

Infanticide -An overview

 12 Dec 2023  172

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Deshmukh D1,Adhao D2,
1 PG Scholar, Department of Agadtantra Avum Vidhi Vaidyak, Bhausaheb Mulak Ayurved Mahavidyalay ,Nandanvan ,Nagpur.
2 Guide & Associate professor, Department of Agadtantra Avum Vidhi Vaidyak, Bhausaheb Mulak Ayurved Mahavidyalay ,Nandanvan ,Nagpur

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Date of Acceptance : 17 Dec 2023

Date of Publication : 31 Dec 2023

Article ID : SD-IJAY_042

How to cite this article : " http://doi.org/10.55552/SDNJAY.2023.1213"

Abstract

Infanticide means unlawful destruction of newly born child (Therefore it refers to killing a child after delivery to till 1  year  after birth.) It is punishable under section 302 IPC .Infanticide is not new in India,Earlier it was common and widely spread in society.

Nowadays we can see infanticide ,particularly against girls (female nfanticide)  Its been unethical crime however it is still performed in many regions.

Causes can be unwanted pregnancies , Poverty , dowry system ,  deformed infants , lack of support services , maternal illness such as postpartum depression, child marriage, illiteracy, patriarchy .It is a practice that have proven difficult to root out. There is need for holistic services for women’s , including counselling , support for families and impact on  child welfare as well as empowering women who find themselves dealing with an unwanted pregnancy.

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