The law was amended in 2003 to bring the technique of preconception sex selection within the ambit of the Act – essentially, banning practices where medical practitioners try to influence the sex of the child before conception by using techniques such as sperm sorting (where a sperm cell is specifically chosen because of its sex chromosome).The law as it stands not only prohibits determination and disclosure of the sex of the foetus but also bans advertisements related to preconception and prenatal determination of sex. According to the Act, ultrasound clinics, genetic counselling centres and genetic laboratories cannot be used for conducting pre-natal diagnostic techniques except for detecting abnormalities such as chromosomal abnormalities, genetic metabolic diseases, sex-linked genetic diseases and congenital anomalies.At least 15 states and four union territories had zero convictions all these years.The woman and child development minister’s proposal is that the gender of the child be compulsorily registered and the birth be tracked.
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The incident took place last week in a remote village in Rampur district when the men surrounded the two women, whose ages and identities have not been revealed.“We have arrested three of the main culprits and expect to get the fourth one shortly,” Mohammad Tariq, a senior Rampur police official, told AFP.
Police have analysed the footage and concluded there were four main attackers but they would be investigating the others who gathered to watch, Tariq added.
But the squads themselves quickly came under fire after revelations they were harassing young couples in parks and colleges and publicly shaming them.