Sunil Jaglan's village lies in the heart of Haryana's Jind district - an area notorious for honour killings and it's low sex ratio. He says he realised just how bad things were for women when his own daughter Nandini was born 6 months ago.
"When Nandini was born, I took sweets for every one and I was surprised when not just village women but even educated friends wondered why I was distributing sweets for a girl. I felt very bad," Jaglan says.It was then that it became clear to him that to fight female foeticide he would have to get women on his side. He reasoned, he argued, he fought and continues to fight. All in the hope that little Nandini grows up in an equal society where women have a right to choice as much as anyone else.
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The man who teaches the value of girls in rural India
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