Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding search engines advertising/hosting pre-natal sex determination ads, 16/11/2016

  • 16/11/2016

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Sabu Mathew George Vs Union of India & Others dated 16/11/2016 regarding search engines advertising/hosting pre-natal sex determination ads.

Supreme Court directs the Union of India to constitute a “Nodal Agency” and give due advertisement in television, newspapers and radio by stating that it has been created in pursuance of the order of the Court and anyone who comes across anything that has the nature of an advertisement or any impact in identifying a boy
or a girl in any method, manner or mode by any search engine shall be brought to its notice. Once it is brought to the notice of the Nodal Agency, it shall intimate the concerned search engine or the corridor provider immediately and after receipt of the same, the search engines are obliged to delete it within thirty-six hours and intimate the Nodal Agency.

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