Sex Determination Tests

  • Sex determination tests will be punishable under the National Security Act: Madhya Pradesh government July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Madhya Pradesh government has said that it will take action against sonography centres conducting sex determination tests under the stringent National Security Act. State health minister Narottam Mishra made this announcement in a meeting of the State Supervisory Board on Sex Determination Prohibition Act on Monday. Prenatal sex...
  • Haryana: 2 doctors arrested for sex determination test January 17, 2014

    Chandigarh: Two doctors, including a woman, were arrested by police on Friday after health department officials found them conducting sex determination tests on pregnant women in Haryana's Yamunanagar district. Both doctors, Nirmal Singh and Anu, escaped from their private hospital on Radaur road near Yamunanagar after health officials raided the premises....
  • Maharashtra: Govt cracks down on sex determination tests March 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Even as the entire world celebrates Women's Day on March 8, there are several people in India who have no qualms in killing a girl child or aborting a female foetus. Reports of mother carrying female foetuses being forced to undergo abortion have been reported from several cities...
  • Kanpur sex determination case: Accused sent to jail February 25, 2013

    Kanpur: Nine persons, including six doctors, who had been arrested for allegedly conducting sex determination tests on pregnant women, were on Monday sent to 14-day judicial custody by a local court here. The court rejected the bail pleas of the six doctors, two nurses and one ward boy and sent...
  • Kanpur: 8 arrested for conducting sex determination test February 24, 2013

    Kanpur: Eight people, including five doctors were arrested on Saturday for allegedly conducting sex determination tests. Raids were conducted in different hospitals after a local NGO informed the District Magistrate. Five doctors from various hospitals in the city, two nurses and one ward boy were arrested following raids conducted by...
  • Demystified: What are gender tests? July 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Asian Games silver medallist Santhi Soundarajan's tragic story from being the nations top athlete to a daily wage labourer due to a gender test result made headlines. But what are these 'gender tests'? How exact are these tests that have also been conducted on another athlete Pinki Parmanik? Pinki...
  • Athlete Pinki likely to be out of jail today July 11, 2012

    Kolkata: Asian Games gold medallist Pinki Pramanik, accused of raping a woman, is likely to be released from a Dum Dum Central Correctional Home in Kolkata on Wednesday. She was granted bail by the North 24 Parganas district court on Tuesday. Pinki was arrested on June 14 following allegations of...
  • Athlete Pinki Pramanik gets bail in rape case July 10, 2012

    Kolkata: Asian Games gold medallist Pinki Pramanik, accused of raping a woman, has been granted bail by the North 24 Parganas district court on Tuesday. Pinki was arrested on June 14 following allegations of rape against her. The former middledistance runner, who had won the 4x400m relay gold in the 2006...
  • Laws must be implemented to stop female foeticide: Aamir Khan June 9, 2012

    Bollywood actor Aamir Khan says crackdown on illegal sex determination tests is the only way to save the girl child in our country. ...
  • India 360: Are sex determination tests misused? July 4, 2007

    With newspaper headlines screaming from the top A couple with daughters seek a son, the controversy has come to light after a Mumbaibased couple petitioned the Bombay High Court to permit them to balance their family which already has two daughters. While the Court has reserved its order for the...