Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 3:16 PM
Dismal Sex Ratio Cause of Decline in Sikh Population
Ludhiana: 27 August 2015: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
Mr. H.S. Phoolka has written a letter Jathedar Akal Takhat Sahib stating that a statement of him and other Sikh Organisations to produce more children is not a right step in the present day modern world. There are many reasons for decline of the population and among them the major cause is the lowest Sex Ratio among the Sikhs at National level. The Sex Ratio among the Sikhs is 903 Female compare to 1000 male. The sex Ratio among other religions is - Christian 1023, Muslim 951, Hindu 939. One of the reasons of increase in Muslim population is the higher sex ratio which is much more than Hindus and as well as Sikhs.
Mr. Phoolka had requested to Akal Takhat Jathedar that to check the decline in Sex population and female Feticide, the works need to be done at ground level. Mere advertisement in the TV and Newspapers are not enough.
Mr. Phoolka has given an example of a scheme implemented in 2005-06 by the then Dy. Commissioner of Nawanshahr Mr. Krishan Kumar. This scheme had almost stopped the Female Foeticide in the District. The said Dy. Commissioner received International Award for this. Instead of implementing this scheme in all the District of Punjab, after transfer of Dy. Commissioner in 2007 the scheme was almost stopped.
Mr. Phoolka has requested to Jathedar Akal Takhat Sahib Ji to take immediate steps on ground level and implement this scheme throughout Punjab and take other necessary steps to increase the Female Ratio and check the Female Feticide. Copy of letter is enclosed.