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India’s Daughter Short Film Showcases A Harsh Reality Of Unwanted Girls…

Unwanted daughters. What fault of theirs except that they are born female? A horrifying short film that is all the more effective as it is wordless.

Trigger Warning: This deals with female foeticide and infanticide, violence against the girl child, violence against women, child sexual abuse, rape, and may be triggering for survivors. 

Came across this horrifying, wordless film about the plight of daughters who are unwanted and thrown away.

A girl was born and was thrown in the trash to die,
While passing the landfill site, a beggar heard her dreadful cry,

She took her home, fed her and kept feeding her for days,
Who knew she did all of it to gain money using her in different ways,

Holding her in lap she used to beg all daylong,
To attain more money, even in the factory she used to take her along,

When she grew little old, the woman detached her saying you are no more of use,
Sleeping on the bus stops, she continued living tolerating all the abuse,

As time passed, she was harassed at each and every stage,
Owing to which she got pregnant in her teenage,

Passing each day in pain, she somehow held her child,
But those monsters outside were everyday getting more wild,

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At last in the same landfill where she was thrown she gave birth to a little girl,
She took her last breath leaving alone that pearl in the world full of churls!

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Image source: YouTube

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Smriti Malhotra

Smriti Malhotra is a Delhi girl and an avid dreamer. She works at the Embassy of the Republic of Congo by profession but is a writer by passion. She began writing while at school and read more...

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