Cuttack: Feb 21, 2010
Speakers at a State-level judicial colloquium here on Saturday expressed concern over the declining number of girls in the country and attributed the same to practice of female foeticide. Calling upon all stakeholders to check the evil practice, the speakers were of the view for sincere implementing the provisions of Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition and sex Selection) Act. Inaugurating the colloquium organized by the Orissa State Legal Services Authority and Orissa High Court Legal Services Committee with collaboration of Orissa health and family welfare department and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), State Governor M C Bhandare said in a knowledge society, a woman should have the same dignity as that of a man.
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