However, the list of states that did worse is no surprise — Haryana (830) which also tops the list of poor overall sex ratio, followed by Punjab (846), and the violence-ridden valley of Jammu and Kashmir (859).
The 2011 data also reiterates that only six states and two union territories have registered an upward trend in terms of child sex ratio since 2001. Life, a data-driven initiative to prevent female infanticide in India, revealed a few shocking statistics that are indicative of regressive practices, even in urban areas and megacities.
The law, however, was not efficient for a lot of reasons.
People began finding loopholes to deceive the colonial government — they would send pregnant women to parts of the country where the law was not applicable.
And gradually, more and more villages/areas were exempted from the law.