Satyamev Jayate hits the heart!

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May 8, 2012

Mr Perfectionist is back and that too with a bang. We are talking about Aamir Khan and he has arrived with his TV show Satyamev Jayate which is more of a talk show revolving around social issues.

May 8, 2012

Mr Perfectionist is back and that too with a bang. We are talking about Aamir Khan and he has arrived with his TV show Satyamev Jayate which is more of a talk show revolving around social issues.

The first episode came up with female foeticide and the response was phenomenal. Aamir also came up with few really alarming facts that the country should be scared of and the society should be ashamed of.

"Daughters of Bharat have the right to live". Aamir Khan's voice echoed with emotion as he spoke about the evil malpractice of female feticide rampant in India in the first episode of 'Satyamev Jayate'.

Millions of people across India were glued to their television sets on Sunday to watch Aamir Khan's much hyped show in recent times and rightly so! A raging craze on social networking sites and a trending topic amongst film celebrities and viewers alike, 'Satyamev Jayate' hit the right chords. As the show says, 'jab dil pe lagti hain, toh baat banti hain'.

Although Aamir chose to make his TV debut with a serious theme based show, he's managed to do what other celebrities haven't done so far: talking about the 'aam janta'. Aamir Khan is 'THE' man who manages to bring out the tears and emotions from audiences and participants, not afraid to shed a few of his own.

In a country that worships female gods as 'maa' in her many avatars, it's disgusting and scary to think that India rates high on the list of countries still practicing female feticide!

The show begins with Aamir introducing three women who were the victims of female feticide: Parveen Khan from Madhya Pradesh, Mitu Khurana from Delhi and Amisha Yagnik from Ahmedabad. Each of these women were brutally forced to abort their girl child and in the case of Parveen Khan, her husband mauled her face, getting down to cannibalism. For Doctor Ritu Khurana who belongs to an educated family of professors and doctors, it was a nightmare to watch her mother in law push her new born daughter down a flight of stairs. Amisha Yagnik went through six abortions in eight years when she was cleverly tricked by her husband and in-laws to go for an ultrasound. Without her knowledge, she was given an injection that killed her unborn babies. She even said that the unknown abortion felt like murder.

But these women courageously spoke up on national television and Parveen and Amisha even walked out of their marriages to become independent working women supporting their children. Aamir had a message for the country when he said that the child's sex in determined by the male sperm and not by the female and hence, only the men should be blamed.

Known for his genuine and well researched content- Aamir brought in doctors, social workers and journalists to further educate the masses on this theme. Dr. Puneet Bedi started with the history of Ultrasound machines which were introduced to India in the 1990's. Before that, there was no way to determine the sex of the child, a practice still considered illegal in India. But with the introduction of Ultrasound, government officials and doctors in states like Rajasthan started encouraging families to curb the population explosion by opting for an ultrasound as a solution to determine the child's sex and abort the female fetus. In this way, the population problem could be curbed.

Dr. Agrawal from Rajasthan spoke about the 'adivasi' people who were happy to have girl children as compared to their urabn counterparts- the so called educated CAs, IPS officers, Doctors and lawyers who supported female feticide. Social worker Ram Babu Bhatt, a researcher on this topic aid that this happens amongst the 'buddhi jeevi' people of India.

With smooth music by Ram Sampath and directed by Satyajit Bhatkal, the show is left with twelve more episodes so it remains to be seen what more dark corners are explored by Aamir through this.


Courtesy: PTI

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