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MSCW seeks probe after report says women getting wombs removed

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The State Commission for Women (MSCW) has directed district authorities to conduct an inquiry over a report, which said that women were getting their wombs removed to avoid hindering work and fines due to

The had earlier issued a notice to Chief Secretary over the report.

Expressing shock over the report, the Wednesday issued a notice, in which it directed district collector "to find the truth and act stringently".

The news published in an English Daily had found that in district of Maharashtra, many women have had hysterectomies as it is the "norm" in villages to remove the uterus after having two to three children since the menstrual periods hinder work and attract fines.

"We have gone through the news report and we found it very disturbing. We have asked the to look into it and submit an inquiry report as soon as possible," an of the said on Thursday.

On Tuesday, the of National Commission for Women (NCW) had issued a notice to Chief Secretary UPS Madan to intervene in the matter and initiate legal action to arrest the menace and ensure that no such atrocities occur in future.

The NCW had said it was seriously concerned about the pathetic and miserable condition of such women and the crimes and atrocities being perpetrated on them.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 15:40 IST