Thursday, 3 April 2014

Petition to allow Singles to access surrogacy programs in India picks up pace.

CHANDIGARH: Punjab and Haryana high court has summoned the Director of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Under Secretary (Foreigners), MHA to clear their stand on a petition filed by Sudanese national against MHA guidelines restricting single foreign nationals and unmarried couples from coming to India for purposes of surrogacy on medical visas.

Both the officials have been asked to remain present before the HC on April 2.

Division bench headed by Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul of the HC has also imposed a cost of Rs 10,000 on ICMR for their failure to produce the copy of 2013 Bill despite the court directions issued on October 27 last year.

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we are hoping that the Chief justice sees that the orders passed BY MHA restricting single parents from accessing surrogacy in India are discriminatory and will strike them down.
hopefully this happens in May.