Petitioning New Delhi, India President of India and 1 other
Justice for Dr Mitu Khurana
Dr Mitu Khurana is a doctor. Her parents are also doctors and she comes from a respected, educated family. Dr Mitu Khurana has been fighting against the discrimination towards her daughters and harassment towards her by her in laws. Dr Mitu Khurana is perhaps the first woman in India to have filed a complaint under P.N.D.T Act against Her husband, in-laws and others who deceived her into the sex determination test.
Dr Mitu Khurana has been fighting for 8 years now. When Dr Mitu Khurana started her fight, perhaps she thought that there are women friendly laws, and women friendly courts… that our country and judiciary is doing so much to ensure a just society for the discriminated half of the society. Her struggle has been documented by various national and international media and is very much in public domain. Dr Mitu Khurana`s story coverage in media encouraged and will continue to encourage other women to come forward and say no to female feticide and save their daughters.
The amount of evidence which Dr Mitu Khurana had gathered may not be available to many other women who may try to take up the fight…. And still the courts deciding against her based on technical grounds will discourage any woman from coming forward.
The clinic in which sex determination was done belongs to a influential person, who stated in his petition u/s 482 for quashing of the summoning orders that he is the consultant radiologist to the president of India. Hon’ble Supreme court and Delhi High Court are on his panel, he was also the president of Indian Radiological association , He is recipient of the Padam Sri and many more pages of self praise. This is in addition to his own admission in High court that
1. He was running a USG center without registration.
2. A Doctor working in his center did the foetal USG on Dr Mitu, which was never asked for by the gynecologist.
Moreover from records it is confirmed that no consent was taken from her and the mandatory records were neither maintained nor sent to the appropriate authority as required under P.N.D.T Act.
However shockingly when the judgment from high Court came we were shocked to see that
1. All the facts of the case were taken as it is from the petition of the accused persons without even considering any of the submissions given in the reply, written arguments of the Advocate and without even going through the documentary evidences attached.
2. The facts stated in the judgment were factually wrong at many places.
3. The complaint was dismissed on the basis of a 12 day delay in filing the complaint to appropriate authority. The Judge did not even go through Her complaint filed much before the expiry of the limitation period to various authorities including the NCW, DCW, Prime Minister and President of India etc.
Dr Mitu still kept hope and filed a SLP in the Supreme Court. Initially the matter was listed for 16th September 2016 in Court No 6 before Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Hon’ble Mr. Justice Prafulla C. Pant. However when the final list came up on 15th September 2016, we were shocked to see that the case had been transferred to Court No.9 before Hon’ble Mr. Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Hon’ble Mr. Justice Amitava Roy. In Supreme Court, the SLP was dismissed with one line order – “UPON hearing the counsel the Court made the following ORDER The Special Leave Petitions are dismissed.”
The SLP was dismissed within 5 minutes, without even letting her advocate speak 5 sentences.
Mitu Khurana fought for over 8 years only to set up a good precedence for any mother fighting against female feticide.
All Petitions, Replies, and other documents are uploaded here.
1) High Court Petition Dr Harsh Mahajan Vs state of NCT of Delhi
1) SLP- https://savedaughters11.wordpress.com/2016/09/19/supreme-court-appeal/
2) All Annexure for Supreme Court- https://savedaughters11.wordpress.com/2016/09/20/supreme-court-annexures-2/
The Judiciary has failed not only her and her daughters, but all the born and yet to be born daughters of this country. The history of this country will surely document her fight as the first mother to speak up and take legal action against Doctor, Husband and in laws for forcing her to undergo sex selective abortion. All the judgments and documents which are in Public domain will surely show how the Judiciary let down the daughters of this country and discouraged any mother from coming forward and fighting against female feticide.
This petition will be delivered to:
New Delhi, India
President of India
Supreme Court of India
Chief Justice of India
To sign the petition please go to
|Against Gendercide||India||27/10/2016||I’m a girl, I’m a daughter , I’m a mother. Discrimination is something which is not appreciated in a free nation. Please let the girl child survive in freedom and safety without prejudice.|
|Kulwant Khurana||Australia||27/10/2016||It’s high time this issues needs to be addressed. The system/ governments can’t be hypocritical in their approach. The laws, state and central, should be more transparent. Rather than having loop holes to avoid getting the aledged accused getting away by misusing the provisions in relevant laws the laws need tone stringent to deal with the real issue.|
|Mitu Khurana||DL||India||27/10/2016||Please friends need you all. Do sign and share to maximum|
|Maninder jit||India||27/10/2016||I believe that people who are still trying ti show womens inferior, should be strictly punished.|
|Anindam Basu||India||27/10/2016||This is the fight that needs everyone support|
|Barbara Raisbeck||OR||United States||27/10/2016||To save the daughters of India, the offenders must be prosecuted.|
|Shubha Shubha||India||27/10/2016||न्याय मांगने वाली स्त्री को हतोउत्साहित न किया जाए।यह एक मिसाल क़ायम करने वाला केस है,डाक्टर नीतू ख़ुराना को न्याय से वंचितोंं न किया जाए।|
|Deepesh Gupta||India||27/10/2016||I am concerned about the foeticide in India and i want this to be stopped asap.|
|Neeti Tyagi||India||27/10/2016||I am signing this petition as I am a daughter and I have a daughter n I feel that no one has the right to kill the daughters. Daughters are the best.|
|Rajesh Kumar Pandey||India||27/10/2016||Consciousness of the Constitution never let you down mitu.|
|Amitabh Ray||India||27/10/2016||i need to protect the girl child|
|Alok Vajpeyi||India||28/10/2016||I am signing this petition to request the Indian President to restore justice to Dr. Meetu Khurana and millions of other girls and women in the country.|
|Javed Ameer||India||28/10/2016||As a proud parent of two beautiful lovely daughters, I feel strongly for this cause.|
|Rajesh Singhi||India||28/10/2016||Foeticide and all types of gender based discrimination can’t be allowed in today’s India. If Dr Mitu doesn’t get justice it will discourage many other women to fight for their rights. If Supreme Court can’t ensure proper hearing of case and facilitate justice, how will citizens believe in democracy|
|Shakun Rai||India||28/10/2016||There should be no discrimination|
|deepti deepu||India||28/10/2016||Its our legal right to get justice under pndtc act.|
|Saroj Janetzki||Sweden||28/10/2016||For womens right|
|Renu Gupta||India||28/10/2016||Judiciory is shattering people’s faith in justice !|
|Shaifaly Rustagi||India||28/10/2016||I think daughters are the most wonderful blessing after our parents.
We don’t have a right to kill a life when we cannot create one
|Indira Mansingh||India||28/10/2016||I fight for women’s choices…and support the unspoken choice of the girl child to live…|
|Sanjeev Chandan||India||28/10/2016||In support of gender justice|
|Bhawna Pandey||India||28/10/2016||woman should be respected and every single girl child should be brought up without discrimination|
|Rashmi Bajaj||India||28/10/2016||human n gender _justice.Lets create a better ,humane world!|
|Dr.rupali maheshgauri||India||28/10/2016||I am with Dr Mitu who is struggling for girl child in country where people woship Godess laxmi but kill there own girl child !|
|jamila koshy||DL||India||28/10/2016||….its puzzling why the supreme court was so quick to dismiss the case. If we are serious about stopping female gendercide/ foeticide, surely we need to ecnourage women to come forward as this woman has done? Hoping we would see a good precedent set.|
|Bibekananda Basu||India||29/10/2016||Dr.Khurana should get justice|
|Suneetha Balakrishnan||India||29/10/2016||I am a daughter and a proud mother of daughters, one conceived in my womb and the other who is to marry my son. I need my daughters.|
|sujatha samuel||India||29/10/2016||Both male& female have equal rights to live & bring glory & honor to the family , society & the nation.|
|Manasi Mahapatra||India||29/10/2016||Every child is special and has a right to live. A fetus has constitutional right and no one has the right to terminate this right by murder(abortion). Let this society not discriminate against women.|
|Aruna Misra||India||29/10/2016||I am against female feticide.|
|Surjit Kaur||India||29/10/2016||My niece has almost same case. Is there a way to get in touch with Dr Mithu Khurana|
|Edwin Russo||India||29/10/2016||Justice needed|
|Evan Davis||AZ||United States||29/10/2016||Justice has been delayed far too long for Mitu and her daughters!|
|Juhi Jain||India||29/10/2016||Gender based discrimination is a crime against women|
|Mandala Jaya||India||29/10/2016||God wants a just nation|
|Gift Rojan||India||29/10/2016||Injustice at the highest judiciary in our country..|
|Jennifer Cowan||KS||United States||29/10/2016||I believe all children deserve the right to live!|
|Anupa Patel||NJ||United States||29/10/2016||“Of all the evils for which man has made himself responsible, none is so degrading, so shocking or so brutal as his abuse of the better half of humanity; the female sex.”
|indu prakash singh||AL||India||30/10/2016||Not every woman is as brave as Mitu Khurana.
Mitu has seen the worst at all the levels of the courts, from lower to the highest court of the nation.
It’s WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA who should fully support Mitu. For this is not just her fight. It fight for all the unborn and born daughters of India.
Sign this friends!
|John Amalraj||India||30/10/2016||She deserves justice|
|Nitin N Singh||India||30/10/2016||I am signing, because it matters.|
|sanjay dwivedi||India||30/10/2016||Justice should be served.|
|Shalini NA||India||30/10/2016||I’m singing this because i want just equitable and humane society.
|Raaj Mondol||India||30/10/2016||I support her fight for the rights of daughters in our country to be born and ensured their fundamental right to life. It is a blot on the Indian Judicial system if it doesn’t take into consideration the entire facts related to the case and dismisses the petition on some technical ground.|
|Arvind Anand||India||30/10/2016||We need to curb such unethical practices|
|Saimyata Bailung||MD||United States||30/10/2016||.|
|Juhi Kapoor||India||30/10/2016||I totally stand with her against the injustice done to her and her daughters.|
|Dr. Deepak Chaturvedi||India||30/10/2016||How can we leave Dr. Meetu alone in this fight to prevent female foeticide?
Dr. Meetu is not alone.
|Rajesh Singh||India||30/10/2016||It matters|
|Snigdha Chakraborty||India||30/10/2016||I stand for Justice, Equality and Dignity for all human beings!|
|HARENDRA Haren||India||30/10/2016||just B human…|
|ivy sharma||India||30/10/2016||I strongly feel and support this cause. I am a proud mother of twin daughters with a very supporting family.|
|Riddhi Khurana||India||30/10/2016||I am signing because I support my mother’s fight And all girls have the equal rights as boys have.
All of you should also sign and support my mother’s fight.
|Robin Kim||IN||United States||31/10/2016||baby girls have value and need to be saved!|
|Romesh Kaul||India||31/10/2016||I feel very strongly for the cause and the gross injustice done to Dr Mitu Khurana and her daughters.
That she did not even get as much as a reasonable opportunity to put forth her point, in this country, today, is so deeply pathetic.
I admire her determination and salute the spirit with which she has been carrying on her crusade for the last eight years…..
|Steve Weatherbe||Canada||31/10/2016||I’m signing this because I’m against abortion for any reason|
|nisha munshi||India||31/10/2016||I strongly feel that inspire of strict laws female feticide continues. Both law enforcement agencies and judiciary get cowed down by big names.|
|Sarfaraj Maner||India||31/10/2016||I support Dr.Mitu in her fight. Save the girl child and respect the women. Sex determination is leading to gender atrocities . Its killing the humanity.|
|Muthu Thanu||India||31/10/2016||We are working against a nature’s balance of sex ratio by not standing strongly against female sex prejudice|
|bijayalaxmi nanda||India||31/10/2016||Gender justice requires a positive interpretation of laws. If we have to win the battle against gender discrimination we have to stand up against sex determination and we have to stand up for Mitu Khurana|
|Raeka Khurana||India||31/10/2016||I stand by mothers fight. Because boys and girls have equal right to live and grow and shine. I am proud of my mother.|
|RAKESH ASTHANA||India||31/10/2016||Indian system has been shockingly loaded in favor of the rich and powerful. Fair and speedy justice is the foundation of a civilized society. Agonising delays and callous attitude of authority need to be addressed on topmost priority. GDP numbers don’t mean anything if India remains a feudal tyranny for common citizens.|
|Sarah Reid||BC||Canada||31/10/2016||As a mother and sister to two beautiful Indian GIRLS, it is time for India to cast off its self destructive misogynistic attitudes. Embrace your daughters! Embrace life!|
|Rajendran P||United Arab Emirates||31/10/2016||Dr. Mitu Khurana must get justice and such illegal USG centers to be shut down with legal action against the operators…|
|ena jain kejriwal||India||31/10/2016||We should have a more stable and responsive judicial system for such practices in our society. It’s a shame that we call ourselves educated and we live in worlds largest democracy where a woman is even derived of her basic right to dignity and self respect. SHAME|
|Anjali Mehta||India||31/10/2016||I wonder how long women have to suffer for the basic things….
I value the female sex greatly and wish to see them valued and successful
|Divya Balaji||CT||United States||31/10/2016||I have seen Dr. Mitu fight for justice and many of our hands have been tied as we have reposed our faith in this nations criminal justice system. I hope the Hon. President does consider Dr. Month’s genuine plea and her fight for ensuring that her daughter’s are protected and the perpetrators brought to Justice. Miscreant but powerful elements of the medical profession cannot be allowed to wreak havoc with such impunity, on the long-fought battles of women, to ensure the right to be born. I hope they are brought to book.|
|Ambreen Siddiqui||India||31/10/2016||I stand by her coz The struggle of a single woman parent bringing up twin girls deserves justice. The laws need change if they cannot help the genuine.|
|Richa Anirudh||India||01/11/2016||I have heard her story on my show zindagi live… its been a long struggle for her…may she win!|
|sanjeev kumar sharma||India||01/11/2016||For justice to Dr.Mitu.|
|yashpal yadav||India||01/11/2016||I am against discrimination on the basis of gender.|
|Sanjay Gupta||India||01/11/2016||We want ‘betis’ are not discriminated upon. They are saved and given every opportunity to prosper.|
|Minakshi Gautam||India||01/11/2016||Sex selection and determination both are crimes. It is a punishable offence. Dr Mitu deserves a fair justice. I stand with her in this fight. Wish you success Mitu.|
|Deepti Srivastava||India||01/11/2016||I am signing because I believe that every person involved in a heinous crime like female foeticide should be punished. They should not be allowed to wriggle out of our legal loopholes.|
|Ravindran P M||India||01/11/2016||I am amoung those who are convinced that more crimes are committed by the judges in India in the name of justice than all other criminals put together!|
|Nisha Tanwar||India||01/11/2016||Every child has a right to take birth wehther it’s a boy or a girl|
|Vinay Dwivedi||India||01/11/2016||Signing for justice|
|Paul Wilson||India||01/11/2016||The country should not permit sex discrimination and determination that’d lead to female foeticide.|
|Shoeb Khan||India||01/11/2016||She must get the justice which is being rare now a days.|
|Nimesh Khaitan||India||01/11/2016||More often than not SLPs are dismissed in SCI by Hon’ble Judges with one word “dismissed” without going through the facts of the case and without perusing/discussing the case which results in miscarriage of justice.
I am myself a witness to such a case where the facts apparent/admitted on the records of the case were also not perused by SCI.
|Nitin Tonk||India||01/11/2016||I care for daughters of India.|
|Piyush Dikshit||India||01/11/2016||1. I believe PNDTs are unethical and discriminatory.
2. If educated and Elite can behave like this. What do we expect from the rest of the society.
|Sudhir Shetty||India||01/11/2016||I support her in her fight.|
|Sastry V||TX||United States||01/11/2016||What a shameful act by our courts if correct|
|Swapna Phadke||India||02/11/2016||I support this cause and demand justice for Dr. Mitu. This will prove to be a new beginning and a ray of hope for women.|
|turab kazmi||India||02/11/2016||The facts pertaining to the case at hand clarifies that there has been a great mishandling and the justice has not been provided to Dr. Mitu Khurana. As a law student, it is my humble submission that we as budding lawyers have infallible trust on the judiciary and the impartialness of each and every judicial officer of the country. But, the perusal of the case at hand signifies the other side of the story, which nobody in this profession or as a common man, would like to ever know or go through. With utmost respect, i would request to look into the matter in a expeditiously.|
|Madhu Nangia||India||02/11/2016||We have been following the case closely. The outcome of this case will decide weather more women come out against this grave injustice. We request the chief justice to urgently look into the case and give justice to Dr Mitu.|
|Beverly Hill||TX||United States||02/11/2016||I founded a nonprofit called the Gendercide Awareness Project, gendap.org, to raise awareness and action against gendercide (femicide). We lose 3.5 million females annually due to severe discrimination against women. Half of these deaths occur before birth through sex selective abortion. I call upon the President of India and the Supreme Court of India to uphold the laws of India, which are routinely flouted, in this prominent case. Year after year, India runs campaigns like Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, none of which will work if the courts don’t uphold the law. Shame on India if this case is tossed about in the courts until the statute of limitations takes effect. The world is watching!|
|Fnu Shalini||AL||United States||03/11/2016||I am a mother of a daughter and I wouldn’t accept if someone wanted to kill my unborn child because it was girl.|
|rashmi singh||India||04/11/2016||Because I firmly belief injustice is unacceptable|
|Devyani Sharma||India||04/11/2016||It’s a matter for the constitution to cum up an solve…. just writing on walls n papers n trees n yes television too does not support BETI BACHAO BETI PADHAO. ONLY BY BUYING PnG products we cannot do this…. so people working in law wake up n open ur eyes.|
|Teena Alex||MN||United States||05/11/2016||I believe in equal rights for all humans|
|Baisali Chatterjee||India||05/11/2016||I’m signing because I am a daughter and O am a mother of a daughter.|
|Subhamoy Ghosh||India||05/11/2016||I Support….|
|Ashutosh Mishra||MN||United States||06/11/2016||I am a citizen of India, I too have a daughter and doesn’t want this or any other thing bad, continue to run in the society; which will however someday may haunt my own daughter.|
|Richa Jyoti||Australia||06/11/2016||I know that Mitu Khurana has a genuine case and deserves justice. She represents several women who have not been bold enough to standup against this type of discrimination that we face in our hypocrite society.|
|Surbhi Gupta||Kenya||06/11/2016||Justice delayed is justice denied. You deserve justice mitu|
|Vaishali Talani||India||07/11/2016||I personally know Dr. Mitu from more than five years . Salute to her courage and dedication . I support Dr Mitu and demand justice for her angels Guddu and Pari. Her victory in this case would create a milestone and would encourage other women to come forward and say no to female feticide . Best Wishes|
|Sabhya Saini||India||08/11/2016||I m signing because girls are important to India and every nation.|
|Sanjeev Kathuria||India||25/11/2016||Strongly belive that high time judiciary learns to deliver|
|Abhishek Mishra||India||30/11/2016||I’ m signing because I want justice to be served, and those rascals must be put behind the bars…or may be shot dead right in the middle of the road.|
|Sumedha Khadilkar||NY||United States||15/12/2016||In 21st century, it is sickening that the legal court still supports female infanticide? Killing of femal fetuses is legal? It should be a criminal and non bailable offense.|
|Veena Watwe||TX||United States||16/12/2016||It is appalling that in a democracy and developing country like India, this kind of social injustice still prevails and that too in educated society|
|Smita Dandekar||PA||United States||16/12/2016||I am a mother of 2 girls. I want my girls to grow up knowing that every child in this world is equally important regardless of their sex, color or family status. I don’t want them to feel “lucky” that their parents were supportive, instead I want them to feel that it’s just normal for parents to be supportive of their kids in their ambitions – whether the child is a girl or boy. I fight for my daughters and am thankful for having wonderful parents and inlaws who supported me in my dreams to become a physician|
|Huma Ansari||NJ||United States||17/12/2016||Im signing because it is a woman’s body and anything done to her without her permission is wrong. Moreover, female foeticide has gone on way too long in India and this could just help start the end to it.|
|Priyanka Powar||India||17/12/2016||We want justice|
|Anthonette Vincent||India||17/12/2016||I love the girl child|
|Neema Bhat||PA||United States||17/12/2016||Because I vehemently oppose this mindless and baseless tradition of bias against the female gender. Mom of a little girl myself, I want to create a world with equal rights for her.|
|Sonal Lokhandwala||India||17/12/2016||I belive in this cause|
|Amee S||India||17/12/2016||I am a mother of two daughters.|
|Rashmi shenoy||India||18/12/2016||No women should ever have to go through this horrific and illegal experience. People responsible should receuve strict punishment without too much debate.|
|Harinder Desai||India||18/12/2016||I support Dr mitu khurana|
|Delia Coutinho||India||19/12/2016||I support Dr.mitu|
|Against Gendercide||India||26/12/2016||Thanks for your support|
|Against Gendercide||India||26/12/2016||Thanks for your support|
|Against Gendercide||India||26/12/2016||Yes Rashmi. That’s why it’s important for each one of us to become personally involved and share the petition as much as possible|
|nandini juneja||India||27/12/2016||I support the cause|
|afnida a||India||16/01/2017||I firmly believe that every being has his or her right to live irrespective of the gender|
|Julie Thekkudan||IN||India||17/01/2017||This is a gross injustice to all the daughters of this country|
|ranjan bhattacharjee||India||17/01/2017||Because I stand by her cause!|
|Ishani Banerjee||India||17/01/2017||I believe we expect better of our Judges, a better understanding of what gender justice means.|
|Mukesh Yadav||India||17/01/2017||I respect woman’s right|
|Reema Chatterjee||India||18/01/2017||Because I am a daughter, mother and a woman above all.|
|Ruchi Rastogi||India||18/01/2017||I m signing t petition b’cos I m against sex determination|
|Neelam Singh||India||18/01/2017||I feel for it|
|Rajan Choudhary||India||18/01/2017||Rajan choudhary|
|C. Manoj kumar||Rwanda||18/01/2017||I am blessed with 2 daughters|
|Nikheel Chouridule||India||18/01/2017||I support fight against Gendercide….We are together in fight against discrimination…|
|Bina Namjoshi||India||19/01/2017||Daughters are uppermost in my mind. They are beautiful .|
|Nehal Daga||India||19/01/2017||The MURDER of foetuses merely because of their gender is extremely shameful.|
|Priyank Tyagi||India||20/01/2017||I am vehemently against gender discrimination and feel that all practising female feticide which is nothing short of systemic murder should be awarded the death penalty and excommunicated from the doctor faternity|
|Vaibhav Rastogi||India||22/01/2017||I support|
|Shalini Agrawal||India||23/01/2017||I am myself a woman and do not consider myself less than any man. I am deadly against this practice of female feticide.|
|Pratibha Pandey||India||24/01/2017||It’s really very important for Meetu to get justice.|
|Ruchi vyas||India||24/01/2017||This is a serious problem in our country. Justice needs to be done to discourage such cases|
|Neelam Nath||India||27/01/2017||I am suffering same fate of being a single parent of 3 daughters & it is not easy despite being educated & deserted by husband to beget a son through younger woman helped by science|
|Prudence Limphaibule||CA||United States||27/01/2017||Women’s rights are human rights. No man needs a petition to support his right to choose not to have a medical test or procedure. Why shouldn’t a woman have the same freedoms?|
|Bharti Roy||India||28/01/2017||I support the gender freedom….|
|sapna chhabra||TX||United States||05/02/2017||Irrational thoughts, ignorant police, silent courts, are we actually developing?
Dr. Mitu, we’re with you, hats off!
|vikas behl||India||07/02/2017||need justice|
|Aishwarya Unnikrishnan||India||07/02/2017||From a daughter to her mother. The fight is not over.|
|Dr.Pronoti Sastry||India||09/02/2017||I am against female foeticide|
|Mariam Rauf||India||10/02/2017||Female foeticide has gone on long enough. It’s simply one of the saddest practices.|
|Dr. Manasi Mishra||India||01/03/2017||This is a violation of the reproductive rights of a woman. This also cites violation of the PC/PNDT Act.|
|Ruchika Tuteja||India||05/03/2017||I support the cause and mitus consistent efforts for it…|
|Junkart weekend||India||08/03/2017||The laws should be strict!|
|Sonal Kellogg||India||08/03/2017||Female foeticide has to be fought with determination and perseverance. I support Dr Mitu Khurana for her brave step and want rigorous steps taken to completely stop sex determination tests in India|
|Dr Avtar Krishan||DL||India||12/03/2017||I feel that trying different methods to diagnose the sex of the foetus and subsequently getting it aborted is a worst crime.|