Read the Forensic Genetics Policy Initiative’s preliminary analysis of India’s DNA Bill in The Hindu. In short, important safeguards and a cost-benefit analysis are still lacking. The Bill needs further improvement, and full parliamentary scrutiny should be utilised to achieve that end.
The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill 2018 has now been introduced in parliament. Debate on the Bill is expected to continue in the India Parliament’s Winter Session.
The views of other commentators have been published in The Wire and Quint. For more links to articles and documents, see the India page on our country wiki.