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Supreme Court issues notice to search engines advertising sex determination services

Supreme Court has issued notices to a number of companies including Google India, Yahoo India and Microsoft India who are suspected of advertising pre-birth sex determination services, discriminatory to the female child, through their websites.

Supreme Court has issued notices to a number of companies including Google India, Yahoo India and Microsoft India who are suspected of advertising pre-birth sex determination services, discriminatory to the female child, through their websites.

Dr Sabu Mathew George, who has been in the forefront of battle against the killing of foetuses carrying female babies, had moved the court to stall the illegal advertisements. George claims that certain organisations engaged in illegally promoting techniques and products for the selection of an unborn child’s sex use the websites to provide links on their search engines.

The apex court has reportedly taken a strong exception to the violation of country’s Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques Act, which prohibits tests that allow people to know the gender of an unborn child. The law aims to prevent widespread abortion of female foetuses. [Source: DNA]

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