Declining gender ratio
The explosive situation has come in our society, despite the Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Technique Act, 1994 to contain it. The Supreme Court has rightly criticised the medical fraternity for showing a lackadaisical approach to the implementation of this Act. To make this law an effective instrument of change, the lawmakers must create conditions to convince people about the need to switch over to new practices in raising a family. The declining gender ratio is symptomatic of a dangerous mindset that needs to be checked by legislative, moral and social means.