Modi launches campaign to tackle India's dwindling number of girls

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  • Thursday, 22 Jan 2015

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he speaks at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit in Gandhinagar in the western Indian state of Gujarat January 11, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the blight of India's dwindling number of girls on Thursday, launching a campaign to address the problem the United Nations has said amounts to a national emergency.

"In our neighbourhood, girls are commonly killed in their mothers' wombs and we don't feel the pain," Modi said in a speech in the northern state of Haryana.

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