Maharashtra's youths are running from pillar to post in search of brides, the unsteadiness in the sex ratio has created an issue for the youths in their marriage.
Mumbai: The girl child is considered an economic burden for the parents due to the huge demand of dowry. Most parents believe that girls are a financial burden, so sex determination techniques have led to a tilted sex ratio in favour of males. Abortion is commonly used to kill girls before they are born.
Maharashtra’s youths are running from pillar to post in search of brides. The unsteadiness in the sex ratio has created an issue for the youths in their marriage. Of late, several youngsters from Maharashtra’s Solapur district carried out a march seeking brides for themselves. They are not able to get brides due to the poor male-female ratio in the state.
On Wednesday, the ‘bridegroom morcha’ outfit organised a march, stressing the stern implementation of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act so that the male-female ratio in Maharashtra can be improved.
Later, the participating youths submitted a memo to the district collector’s office regarding the matter. In the memorandum, it has urged the state government to arrange brides for the unmarried youths. Numerous bachelors were in wedding costumes, riding on horses, and a band was also with them when they reached the collector’s office.
The morcha may be called a joke, but the situation is serious because youth of marriageable age are not getting brides due to the skewed male-female ratio in Maharashtra, said Ramesh Baraskar, the founder of the Jyoti Kranti Parishad, which organised the event.
He claimed Maharashtra’s sex ratio was 889 girls per 1,000 boys.