Cases of female foeticide can't be quashed by invoking CrPC: Punjab and Haryana HC

  • For the second time in a week, pending regulations banning prenatal sex determination, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has taken notice of the continued incidence of the crime of female foeticide.

  • A Single Bench of Justice Avneesh Jhingan noted in a petition made to quash an FIR lodged in a case involving charges of forced abortion and women's foeticide,

  • ".... the danger of female foeticide.... has been widespread in culture for a long time. Notwithstanding the fact that the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 1994 ('PCPNDT Act') was introduced to curtail the pre-diagnostic sex assessment, however, it is a well-known fact that the tradition of aborting the foetus persists since deciding the sex."

  • In another recently passed judgement, Justice Jhingan made allied observations, highlighting that after the implementation of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, it is a well-known fact that the tradition of aborting the foetus persists after deciding its sex.

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