“In Maharashtra, the ratio of female child has come down to 800. The state is ensuring a strict compliance to the Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act. Even doctors have been jailed,” Justice Nalawade said.
“It is clear that due to this circumstance, now persons are going outside Maharashtra and the present incident is one of such incidents. It can be said that the persons,like the present applicant, who are doing business on (the state’s) boundary are misusing the circumstances and they aremaking money,” he said.
“Considering the object behind the enactments (of law) regarding abortion and sex determination, this court holds that lenient view cannot be taken and discretion cannot be used in favour of such person,” the high court said.
In the present case, the abortion was caused only due to sex detection and many a times, in such cases, there is a danger to the life of the mother also, the HC observed.
( Source – PTI )