Sex detection rampant in Delhi: NGOJune 23rd, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Taking a lead from Delhi’s skewed sex ratio, activists Thursday said sex detection tests were rampant in the capital but these were going unreported.
“Blatant violation of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act (PCPNDT Act) is going on in the outskirts bordering Haryana and Uttar Pardesh, but they go unreported. In the last 10 years, only 61 cases of violations have been filed, but that is not possible considering the declining sex ratio,” said Centre For Advocacy and Research executive director Akhila Das.
According to the Census 2011, there are 866 females per 1,000 males in the capital.
Of the 61 complains registered in the last decade, 40 were for non-registration of clinics, nine for advertising the availability of sex determination tests, and others under the PCPNDT Act that bans all forms of sex detection.
The maximum number of ultrasound machines were registered in south district of the capital (417), followed by west district with 347 machines.
“Sonography in clinics is very much rampant, but it is the zero implementation of PCPNDT Act that is behind the skewed sex ratio. There has to be a crackdown on medical practitioners and people behind such clinics,” said Bijaylaxmi, a member of the Centre for Advocacy and Research.
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