Following concerns of discrimination against women, sex determination was banned in Delhi government hospitals in 1978. But this practice spread into the private sector. Leading newspapers in Delhi carried advertisements for ultrasound sex determination in the late 1980s. Punjab clinics opened sister clinics in Delhi, asserting that they had 10 years of expertise in determining sex. The medical geneticist who taught genetics students in Guru Nanak University, Amritsar in the 1980s would announce at global genetics conferences that foetal sex determination would prevent women from dowry deaths and other forms of violence."
Read article by Sabu M. George from Indian Express.