Thursday, September 15, 2005

Gender Ratio in Sikhs

I remember watching a feature on Star News.

Composition Hindus Muslims Christians Sikhs Buddhists Jains Others
Sex ratio* (avg. 933) 931 936 1009 893 953 950

It went through all the religions in India and showed the gender ratio of each. I was shocked to see that Sikhs had the lowest gender ratio of all.

Its sad to see people who claim to be part of a religion that holds equality as one of its main pillars, are so influenced by a culture that prefers boys to girls.

1 comment:

BCSikhYouth said...

A very concerning statistic. I am sure amongst amritdhari Sikh families, the gender ratio is more equal. Guru sahib kirpa karan - save Punjab from female infanticide plague.

Vaheguru ji ka khalsa,
Vaheguru ji ki fatheh!

BC Sikh Youth