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Instead of passing the law banning pre-natal sex determination tests, government should have concentrated on changing the underlying social attitudes. Do you agree? Give reasons.

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7. Instead of passing the law banning pre-natal sex determination tests, government should have concentrated on changing the underlying social attitudes. Do you agree? Give reasons. (250 words)

Reference:  ethics, integrity and aptitude by Lexicon publications ,The Hindu

Why the question:

The question is with the context of PCPNDT act and about the need to change social attitudes .

Key Demand of the question:

Explain how instead of passing the law banning pre-natal sex determination tests, government should have concentrated on changing the underlying social attitudes.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with the prevalence of sex detection cases in India.

Body:

The answer body must have the following aspects covered:

Present the causes and prevalence of sex selection in India.

Discuss the aspects of Human rights considerations.

Elaborate on the implications of son preference.

Discuss how change in social and behavioural attitude is more important and needs focus.

Conclusion:

Conclude with solutions to address the issue.