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Shiv Sena MLA demands withdrawal of book for promoting 'gender bias'

Press Trust of India
Mar 13, 2013 at 09:18pm IST

Thane: A Shiv Sena MLA on Wednesday requested the Maharashtra Assembly Speaker to direct the state government to withdraw from circulation a Marathi book, saying it was promoting "gender bias". Vivek Pandit made a special mention on the floor of the Lower House seeking a ban on the book titled "Mulgach Kasa Hoil" (How to get a male baby?) by VV Chowdhary.

Pandit, who represents Vasai constituency in Thane district, said the book was in violation of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Technique (PCPNDT) Act in the backdrop of growing number of female foeticide cases in some parts of the state.

"Even four months after Joint Director of State Health Services and Family Welfare Department wrote to Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to take further action against the publisher for alleged violation of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Technique (PCPNDT) Act, nothing has happened on ground," he said.

MLA demands withdrawal of book for promoting 'gender bias'

The book by VV Chowdhary is titled 'Mulgach Kasa Hoil', meaning, 'how to get a male baby'.

Pandit requested the Speaker to direct the state government to ensure that the book is withdrawn from circulation.

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