SON RISE in honour of the people of Haryana
for their courage to break the silence on issues kept hidden
in India and many parts of the world.
‘Kudi-Maar’ (The Land of Daughter-Killers)
According to the official 2011 census data, the Haryana has the lowest sex ratio among all 29 Indian States.
This is largely because of rampant sex-determination and female foeticide, which has earned the region its notorious title of ‘Kudi-Maar’ (The Land of Daughter-Killers).
NO GIRL CHILD WASREPORTED BORN IN 2,458 VILLAGES IN HARYANA
– ASIAN CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, 2013
THE MARRIAGE BAZAAR
The adverse sex ratio in Haryana has made it very difficult for men to find brides locally.
This shortage of women is now generating a dangerous demand for brides among men desperate to marry, leading to the trafficking and abduction of women from other Indian states.
These brides are traded like commodities, they usually have little control over their own lives.
IN HARYANA, MALES OUTNUMBER FEMALES BY 1.6 MILLION
– CENSUS, 2011
31,884 WOMEN WERE ABDUCTED FROM OTHER STATES FOR MARRIAGE
– NATIONAL CRIME RECORDS BUREAU, 2015
CULTURE OF CRIME
As per the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) report for 2015, Haryana recorded the highest rate of gang rapes in the country.
In June 2017, one of Haryana’s fastest growing and politically important towns, Rohtak, was reported as being the location of some of the year’s most sensational and gruesome crimes against women.