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Kashmir doubles reward for tip-offs on illegal sex tests

Wednesday November 30, 2011 05:05:44 PM, IANS

Jammu: Strengthening measures to curb the practice of illegal sex determination in various ultrasound centres across Jammu and Kashmir, the state government Tuesday doubled the reward for those providing information about such activity from Rs.25,000 to Rs.50,000.

The announcement was made by Minister for Health and Family Welfare Sham Lal Sharma at a meeting of the officers of his department here.

He sought the support of the society to improve sex ratio, as "only government efforts are not adequate to deal with this human and sensitive issue and people from all walks have to come forward in collective to fight against this inhuman trend of female foeticide".

Jammu and Kashmir has a ratio of 963 girls to 1,000 boys, as revealed in the latest census conducted across the state.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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