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The Delhi High Court has instructed the Delhi government to decide whether to outlaw sex-selective procedures on intersex children within eight weeks.

Children born with both male and female sex organs are referred to as intersex infants.

In the case of Srishti Madurai Educational Research Foundation v. Govt. of NCT of Delhi and Ors., the Delhi High Court gave the Delhi government eight weeks to decide whether to implement the recommendations of the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) to outlaw sex-selective surgeries on intersex infants and children except in life-threatening circumstances.

The petitioner was represented by attorney Robin Raju.

For the respondents, attorneys Satyakam, Alok Raj, and Neha Jain appeared.

Children born with both male and female sex organs are referred to as intersex infants.

When deciding a public interest litigation (PIL) suit filed by the NGO Srishti Madurai Educational Research Foundation, a division bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad issued the directives.

The petitioner had requested that the Court publish rules outlining the circumstances under which medical surgery on newborns and children who are intersex may be conducted.

According to reports, the Delhi government has received a thorough report from the DCPCR on the matter, but no decision has been made as of yet.

The State of Delhi’s attorney requested more time to make the best options possible.

The judge dismissed the plea after giving the State eight weeks.

“Learned counsel appearing on behalf of the Government of NCT of Delhi (GNCTD) makes a very reasonable plea that GNCTD may be provided some time to reach an appropriate judgement on the recommendations made by Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights” (DCPCR). As a result, he requests and receives eight weeks to make an acceptable judgment about the recommendations issued by DCPCR, the Court observed in its order.