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Sewabharati - Matri chaya: Our heartless Delhi dumps its baby girls

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Source: Mail today- India today
Neetu Chandra | New Delhi, December 25, 2010 | Updated12:48 IST
Rohini and Ruhika at the Kalawati Saran Hospital in Delhi. Over the past fortnight, bonnie twins Rohini and Ruchika have become the cynosure of all eyes at the Kalawati Saran Maternity and Child Hospital.Their baby sounds and bawls invite cuddles throughout the day. In fact, the hospital staff wonders at the coldness of the unidentified parents who dumped the cute infants on the chilly night of November 28 - just because they are girls. The shocking case of the abandoned one-and-a-half-month-old twin sisters is not an isolated one. In December, the Delhi Police found at least six girl children left on the streets in the national Capital. FIRs relating to abandoned children were registered in 14 cases in 2010. The four branches of the Delhi government's Child Welfare Committee (CWC) as well as NGOs in the Capital received over 60-odd such cases this year, with more than 90 per cent children b…