New Delhi: More than 180,000 abortions took place in the Indian capital in the last five years, according to information provided to a RTI activist.The maximum number of cases came to light from west Delhi followed by south Delhi.The Delhi government provided the statistics in response to a query from Right to Information (RTI) applicant Mannish Bhatnagar.A total of 180,301 abortions took place in the city between 2007 and 2011.Till July this year, 1,628 abortions were conducted in northwest Delhi. Similar statistics for 2012 for other parts of the capital were not available.Bhatnagar sought to know the total number of abortions in Delhi in order to determine the number of female foeticide cases.Bhatnagar told IANS that he was also looking for the sex of the aborted foetus.He said while the government had revealed the total number of abortions, they provided no other details.According to the RTI reply, Delhi`s west district reported the maximum cases of abortions (43,631 cases).
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