While the world’s most populous nation China has restrictions on the number of children a couple can have, India — which is fast catching up with China on people count — doesn’t impose any such law on its citizens.
As a result, many Indian families, still wrapped in the shackles of patriarchy, don’t see it as a problem to keep producing children until a boy is born. And sometimes, an entire village has to intervene to halt the juggernaut.
A couple in the western Indian state of Gujarat, which is also Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state, had to be stopped by locals from having their eighteenth offspring, the Times of India reported. Read more…