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Tougher punishment for sex determination in India – fine least Rs 5 lakh

The fine prescribed by the Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques Act has been increased to Rs 5 lakh while the imprisonment period has been extended to upto 7 years.

The punishment for those guilty of female foeticide crimes, which was an imprisonment of around 2-5 years till now, has been recommended to be increased to around 5-7 years and the fine raised to at least Rs 5 lakh,” said Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss.

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