Friday, 25 April 2014

So Dissapointing!! i just could not get out of bed after i read this!!

CHANDIGARH: Upholding the ministry of home affairs' guidelines restricting single foreign nationals and unmarried couples from coming on medical visas to India for having kids through surrogacy, the Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday refused to give any relief to a Sudanese national.

A division bench headed by Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul passed the order relying on the Central government's reply that guidelines issued by the MHA in July 2012 under the Foreigners Act regarding regulation on surrogacy in India shall prevail over other any similar guidelines issues earlier.

The central government also informed the HC that the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill-2010 has been drafted by the Union ministry of health and it would be finalized with the formation of new government at Centre. The bill would regulate the surrogacy in the country.

The bench has disposed of the petition filed by Sudanese national Shihabeldin, a bachelor who wanted to become a single parent through surrogacy in India.

He had filed a petition before the HC saying that he wanted to become a single parent through a surrogacy arrangement and contacted a Chandigarh-based medical institution on June 29, 2013. But he was not allowed to do so following the guidelines from MHA issued on July 9, 2012 limiting the facility to married couples.