DU­BI­OUS DIS­TINC­TION

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Un­der the PNDT Act, sex se­lec­tive abor­tions are pun­ish­able. Foeti­cide is also pun­ish­able un­der Sec­tion 315 of the IPC, with im­pris­on­ment of up to 10 years or fine or with both. Pun­jab tops the list of fe­male foeti­cide cases re­ported in the past three years. Ac­cord­ing to the National Crime Records Bureau fig­ures, 81 fe­male foeti­cide cases were reg­is­tered in the state.

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