SC seeks Centre, States response on sterilisation

Last Updated: Monday, April 2, 2012 - 12:36

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday sought
response from the Centre and the States on a petition alleging that sterilisation camps were being conducted in unhygienic conditions across the country with scant regard for human
life.

A bench of justices RM Lodha and HL Gokhale while issuing notices sought replies from the Union government, the State governments and all the Union Territories within eight weeks.

Appearing for the petitioner Devika Biswas, senior
counsel Colin Gonsalves alleged that in places like Bihar
sterilisation camps are being conducted under torch light and
the general anaesthesia was being administered by untrained
NGO workers.

He submitted that there was evidence to prove that as
many as 60 operations were being performed within an hour by
an NGO which has a tie-up with the Bihar government.

He alleged that similar camps were being conducted in
different part of the country by various NGOs putting to risk
the life of thousands of women.

PTI



First Published: Monday, April 2, 2012 - 12:36

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