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Changing the Terms of the Discourse by Kumud Sharma

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Writ Petition by Centre for Enquiry into Health and Allied Themes (CEHAT) and Others

 

CASE NO.:

Writ Petition (civil) 301 of 2000

PETITIONER:

Centre for Enquiry Into Health And Allied Themes (CEHAT) & Others

RESPONDENT:

Union of India & Others

DATE OF JUDGMENT: 10/09/2003

BENCH:

M.B. SHAH & ASHOK BHAN.

JUDGMENT:

Shah, J.

It is an admitted fact that in Indian Society, discrimination against girl child still prevails, may be because of prevailing uncontrolled dowry system despite the Dowry Prohibition Act, as there is no change in the mind-set or also because of insufficient education and/or tradition of women being confined to household activities. Sex selection/sex determination further adds to this adversity. It is also known that number of ...

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