Dr. Mitu Khurana was born in a doctor family. She and her sister were the much wanted and much loved daughters of their parents. Their parents wanted their children to be the girls and thus they were bought with much love and care. Thus, her life was smooth and sheltered prior to her marriage. Eventually, Dr. Khurana had gotten married to an orthopedic surgeon. From the very first, she felt unwelcomed by her husband and his family in her new home. She had to face taunts for not bringing enough dowries from her parent’s house. Over the time, the situation didn’t change, it had gotten worsened.
As soon as she became pregnant her husband and in-laws had initiated to know the gender of the fetus. As soon as her husband’s family came to know about the twin girls, they wanted her to get rid of them. Even after tolerating the abuse, Dr. Khurana had tried to make the situation right. She had wanted her parents-in-law and husband to accept the girls and to give them the love that the babies deserved. One day her husband had pushed her from the stairs and locked her in the room afterward so that she might lose her precious daughters. After that, she had called her own father, who had demanded to bring her home.
After the birth of her precious daughters, she had tried to stay with her husband and parents-in-law, to give the girls their own family. One day, her mother-in-law had tried to push one of the girls down the stairs with the hope of killing her. Then Dr. Khurana left her husband forever and had filed for divorce.
The Save Girl Child movement needs to be stronger to secure the future of the millions of girls of the society.