He further informed that 436 cases have been registered against violation of the PC and PNDT
Act in last two years as against 789 cases between 1996 and 2010.
authorities cited several reasons for the difficulties in the implementation of the Act.
Juvenile) Amendment Bill to the PNDT
Act 1996 was passed in 2002.
The content of materials on sex determination was also assessed using a four-point scale, including the content of the PNDT
Act and information promoting positive attitudes towards gift children.
As noted by Chander, the PNDT
Act, in addition to punishing doctors and other medical professionals who engage in sex selection techniques, focuses on punishing the women who utilize sex selection techniques, women who often undergo such procedures due to familial and social pressure.
While the PNDT
Act has existed since ages, it is yet to be implemented properly," the complainant told M AIL T ODAY .
The intervention of the Supreme Court in attempting to get state governments implement the PNDT
Law has raised widespread awareness of the criminality of the practice and also put guilty medical professionals on the defensive.
Act provides for a maximum punishment of three- year jail term and a penalty of up to ` 50,000.
Earlier this week, the health department raided Rama hospital and maternity center and arrested two doctors and a nursing staffer under the PNDT
Any violation will be dealt with under the PNDT
An ultra sound facility of Bhatnagar Hospital and Maternity Center was served notice under the PNDT
Act and sealed the facility," Sharma said.
The bench which on Wednesday only blocked advertisements and sponsored links said it also intended to block all other such contents and is likely to ask the websites on February 3, the next date of hearing, to provide the government all information regarding filtering of key words and list of sponsored links which violate the PNDT