SC directs search engines to block sex test ads

SupremeCourtIndiaThe Supreme Court has directed search engines like Google India to strictly comply with the laws and block advertisements on sex determination.

The court categorically said, if any advertisement existed on any search engine, they should be withdrawn.

The court also directed the search engines to upload on their policy page and the terms of service page its order that they would not advertise or sponsor any advertisement which violated Section 22 of Prohibition of advertisement relating to pre-natal determination of sex (PC-PNDT) Act.

The apex court said, matters relating to complete blocking of the items suggested by the government and providing the URL and IP addresses by Google, Yahoo and Microsoft would be taken up on the 11th of next month.

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