The southern and western peoples still practise infanticide as regards children born on several unlucky days in each month.
Many of these are girls abandoned by their families female infanticide is still an issue.
They value children, and seldom practised infanticide, and cannibalism was rare.
To prevent the breaking down of their properties, the necessary consequence of this law of inheritance, there is no doubt that infanticide was common among them, and that it extended to the male as well as the female progeny, but it has been put down by the Infanticide Rules, which provide for the registration of Jareja children.
Thus the Brahmans were offended at the prohibition of suttee and female infanticide, the execution of Brahmans for capital offences, the re-marriage of widows, the spread of missionary effort and the extension of Western education.