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SC orders Google, Yahoo and Microsoft to stop showing gender determination ads

Today, the Supreme Court ordered Google, Yahoo and Microsoft
to not show gender determination ads on its websites, reports
India
Today
.

Today, the Supreme Court ordered Google, Yahoo and Microsoft
to not show gender determination ads on its websites, reports
India
Today
.

In an interim order, the apex court said the three internet
companies shall not advertise or sponsor any advertisement on its search
engines that violated section 22 of the PC-PNDT Act.

The court directed the websites to withdraw advertisements
in violation of the Act. The court also directed the companies to put this
order on policy/terms of service page of their websites.

“India is suffering so much because of sex ratio. Still
there is a state of antipathy,” the court observed.

The court passed this observation while hearing of a
petition seeking blocking of websites that offer sex determination and sex
selection techniques. To the plea, the government had filed an affidavit and
said if URLs and other info are provided by the search engines, they can block
such sites and ads.

The court will again hear the case on February 4.

 

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