The PCPNDT Act 2003:
1. provides compulsory registration of all the ultrasound scanning machines
2. covers all the prevailing technologies of sex determination
3. has provision of Fast Track courts to quickly convict those who commit the horrendous crime of female foeticide
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
The PNDT act was passed in 1994 to stop female foeticide and arrest declining sex ration which stood 940 in 2011 census. This act banned use of sex selection techniques before as well as after conception.Female foeticide in India is the act of killing a female foetus outside of the legal channels of abortion.
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