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Female foeticide cases registered in 3 years is only 229 (2003 to 2005): How to punish more criminal parents and abettors?


Female Foeticide
Rajya Sabha
Number of cases of foeticide registered during 2003, 2004 and 2005 was 57, 86, and 86 respectively in the country. State wise number of cases registered can be seen at Annexure.
In order to check female foeticide, the Government has enacted the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act (PC&PNDT Act). The technique of pre-conception sex selection has been brought within the ambit of this Act so as to pre-empt the use of such technologies, which significantly contribute to the declining sex ratio. Use of ultrasound machines has also been brought within the purview of this Act more explicitly so as to curb their misuse for detection and disclosure of sex of the foetus lest it should lead to female foeticide. The sale of ultrasound machines has been regulated through laying down the condition of sale only to the bodies registered under the Act.
At the district level, as per the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act (PC&PNDT Act), the Appropriate Authority which is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the district has been empowered to implement the Act. The Appropriate Authority is aided and advised by the Advisory Committee in the discharge of its functions. The Advisory Committee is consists of three medical experts, a legal expert, a publicity expert and three social workers/NGOs (out of which one is from women’s organization).
In addition, a ‘National Support and Monitoring Cell’ has been set up for effective implementation of the Act.
This information was given by the Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss in a reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.

KR/SK/110 – RS


ANNEXURE
Cases registered under the offence of foeticide during 2003, 2004, and 2005
S. No.
State/UT
2003
2004
2005
1
Andhra Pradesh
0
0
1
2
Arunachal Pradesh
0
0
0
3
Assam
0
0
1
4
Bihar
0
1
0
5
Chhattisgarh
6
6
21
6
Goa
0
0
0
7
Gujarat
4
0
4
8
Haryana
2
15
8
9
Himachal Pradesh
0
2
1
10
Jammu & Kashmir
0
0
0
11
Jharkhand
1
1
0
12
Karnataka
0
4
7
13
Kerala
0
0
1
14
Madhya Pradesh
11
9
12
15
Maharashtra
5
15
4
16
Manipur
0
0
0
17
Meghalaya
0
0
0
18
Mizoram
0
0
0
19
Nagaland
0
0
0
20
Orissa
0
0
0
21
Punjab
11
8
12
22
Rajasthan
12
17
10
23
Sikkim
0
1
1
24
Tamil Nadu
0
0
0
25
Tripura
0
0
0
26
Uttar Pradesh
3
2
0
27
Uttarakhand
0
0
0
28
West Bengal
0
0
0
Total State
55
81
83
29
A&N Islands
0
0
0
30
Chandigarh
0
0
0
31
D&N Haveli
0
1
0
32
Daman & Diu
0
0
0
33
Delhi
2
4
3
34
Lakshadweep
0
0
0
35
Pondicherry
0
0
0

Total UT
2
5
3

All India Total
57
86
86

2 comments:

Mitu Khurana said...

Please visit www.mitukhurana.wordpress.com, to know why no cases are registered . the government authorities are hand in glove with the doctors. the doctors and the parents have done the crime, the baby girl is dead and the world/society does not care- so who will lodge the complaint?????

Roshni Mathan Pereira said...

Thanks Mitu.
Visit the link:
http://www.mitukhurana.wordpress.com.
How to punish criminals, when there is no will to punish criminals?