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Beti bachalo pehele, fir padana

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Veteran actress Shabana Azmi says for the government\'s “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” campaign to be effective, “our betis (daughters) should be alive”.

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi says for the government's “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” campaign to be effective, “our betis (daughters) should be alive”.

Shabana shared her thoughts at Anu and Shashi Ranjan-organised 20th ‘Beti FLO GR8 Awards 2018’, which she attended recently with Jeetendra, Amit Sadh, Bhumi Pednekar, Huma Qureshi, Anup Jalota and Amruta Fadnavis.

Reacting to the shocking incident involving the abduction, rape and murder of an eight-year-old Asifa in a village near Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir, Shabana said, “Our country is living in multiple centuries at one time. We are living in the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries at a time, and this we are experiencing in the way we treat women of this country.”

“Our women have achieved great heights in their respective careers and have become leaders. But on the other hand, we read and watch such news that I don’t have words to express (my emotions). We should all unite and ensure these kinds of incidents don't happen.”

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