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9:28 am - Tuesday January 23, 2018

Female foeticide: Apex court steps in to curb sex determination tests

New Delhi,

The Supreme Court today asked the Union of India’s nodal agencies to convene a meeting with all stakeholders, including Internet giants – – Google, Yahoo and Microsoft – – within six weeks to remove the objectionable contents pertaining to sex determination tests.

A bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, disposed off the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by petitioner, Sabu Mathew George, in the case.

The petitioner sought blocking of these sex determination tests videos on many advertisements on web portals, including, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft.George filed the petition in 2008, seeking a ban on foreign websites which were said to be soliciting couples to undergo sex determination tests.

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