In human Rights Reports

2009 Human Rights Reports: India

(http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/2009/sca/136087.htm)

On May 14, Mitu Khurana became the first woman to file a complaint under the PNDT Act, claiming her in-laws had forcibly determined the sex of her unborn twins in 2005. 2009 Human Rights Reports_ India

2010 Country Reports on Human

Rights Practices – India

(http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/2010/sca/154480.htm)

In May 2009 Mitu Khurana became the first woman to file formal charges against her husband under the Preconception and Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques Act. She accused her husband and his family of having tried to force her to abort her twin female fetuses. When she refused to abort the fetuses, she was harassed, starved, and beaten. After giving birth she left her husband’s home when her mother-in-law physically harmed one of the twins. Khurana filed the complaint after her husband filed for divorce. Supporters of Khurana claimed that a high court judge asked her to drop the case and settle with her husband.  160058

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