Court fines illegal abortion

[TamilNet, Monday, 09 March 1998, 23:59 GMT]
Pt. Pedro Magistrate T. Vignarajah, today warned Vallipuram Chinnammah and fined her 500 rupees (approximately 8 US $), for performing an illegal abortion on a young woman from the Pt. Pedro area, said legal sources in Jaffna.

The young woman on whom Chinnammah had performed the abortion was told by the judge to be at her best behaviour in the future.

Mr. Vignarajah told Vallipuram Chinnammah that if she was caught performing illegal abortions in the future, he would not hesitate to clamp down on her the most severe sentence under the law, which is two years rigorous imprisonment.

The matter reached courts when the woman on whom the abortion was performed began bleeding profusely, which resulted in her having to be warded at the Pt. Pedro Hospital. She was then transferred to the Jaffna Hospital.

Once it was discovered that she was a victim of an illegal abortion, the Sri Lankan police was informed by the hospital authorities.

The Police filed charges after preliminary inquiries. There has been a rise in the incidence of illegal abortions in the Jaffna peninsula in the recent past said court sources.

It is believed that broken families, young widows and the presence of Sri Lankan Security Forces personnel as well as cadres of the former militant organisations who are currently active in the peninsula have contributed to the this situation, said a local lawyer.

 

Latest 15 Reports
17.05.21 19:23   Photo
Ananthi blames war criminal Silva for blocking collective memorial at Mu'l'livaaykkaal
23.03.21 12:41   Photo
No focus on Tamil genocide, geopolitics gets played out in Geneva in favour of QUAD formation
21.03.21 13:34   Photo
Navi Pillay explains ‘human rights’ limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide
15.03.21 20:36   Photo
Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed ‘substantial changes’ to Zero draft
09.03.21 21:34   Photo
UK repeatedly wronged Tamils says hunger-striker, demands genocide justice
26.02.21 11:53   Photo
Tamils witness false dilemma in Geneva as geopolitical formations pit against each other
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
22.01.21 08:01   Photo
Gotabaya sets up deceptive COI citing ‘sovereignty’ and ‘non-aligned’ foreign policy
18.01.21 23:44   Photo
Tamil activists resisted three sources of outside influence while drafting demands to UNHRC
16.01.21 11:03  
Tamil national parties demand UN to inquire into crime of genocide and set up IIIM
09.01.21 09:37   Photo
Demolition of Tamil genocide monument, fourth emblematic trauma since 1974: Rev Fr Sakthivel
08.01.21 23:51   Photo
Colombo destroys Mu'l'livaaykkaal memorial monument at Jaffna University
07.01.21 11:22   Photo
With emphasis on genocide, Suresh calls for ICC-referral, IIIM and referendum
07.01.21 00:04   Photo
Boyle prefers IIIM demand over ICC-referral, says specific reference to genocide essential
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=1079