Never advertised pre-natal sex selection tech: Microsoft

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 16, 2014 01:22 IST

Microsoft Corporation (I) Pvt Ltd, which runs ‘’ search engine, on Monday submitted before the Supreme Court that it never advertised any pre-natal sex selection technologies on its website in violation of Indian laws.

The response was filed by the internet firm before a bench of justices Dipak Misra and UU Lalit which has been hearing a batch of PILs filed by Sabu Mathew George and NGO Voluntary Health Association of Punjab on issues including decreasing numbers of girl child in the country.

The internet giant, in its fresh additional affidavit, however, said it will be “unfair and illegal” to expect that it will block all contents which can be reached through its search engine. Moreover, blocking contents of others is not “technically feasible”, it said.

Earlier, the court had said that an effort has to be made to ensure that websites like Google India, Yahoo India and Microsoft Corporation (I) Pvt Ltd do not show contents in violation of the Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act that prohibits sex determination of a foetus.

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