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India: the figures

epa02696780 Indian school children under the banner of Jammu and Kashmir children welfare society (CWS) hold placards and shouts slogans during protest demonstration against female feticide in the northern Indian city of Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir on 21 April 2011. CWS demanding amendment in Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostics Techniques (PC-PNDT act) and booking of offenders under section IPC-304 (abetment) which is non bailable offence. While in 2001, the number of girls per 1,000 boys (aged between 0-6) stood at 941, the latest Census found that it has plummeted to 859. At present, there are 82 fewer girls in the state per 1,000 boys, according to Census 2011, news reports said. EPA/JAIPAL SINGH *** Local Caption *** 02696780.jpg