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Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 Will Be Placed Before The Rajya Sabha In The Monsoon Session: Centre To SC [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 10 Sep 2020 10:03pm

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The Centre on Tuesday (September 8,2020) has informed the Supreme Court that the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 will be placed before the Rajya Sabha in the ensuing Monsoon Session. 

A bench Court comprising Justice NV Ramana, Surya Kant, and Hrishikesh Roy while hearing an appeal which raises the issue of citizenship of a child born in India out of surrogacy in which biological parents are foreign nationals but the woman who gives birth is Indian, has posted the matter for further hearing after eight weeks. “At the commencement of the hearing, the Additional Solicitor General, appearing on behalf of the Union of India, submits that the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 is going to be placed before the Rajya Sabha in the ensuing Monsoon Session. Additional Solicitor General, accordingly, prays for an adjournment of eight weeks”, the bench said in its order.

The appeal arises from a 2009 Gujarat High Court judgment in a case of two twin babies born to an Indian surrogate mother and a German father in 2008. The High Court dealing with the question whether a child born in India to a surrogate mother, an Indian national, whose biological father is a foreign national, would get citizenship in India, by birth, held that babies born in India to the gestational surrogate are Indian citizens and therefore, entitled to passports

“Even if we assume that the egg donor is the real natural mother, even then she is an Indian national so revealed before the learned Single Judge, we are told. Both the egg… Continue Reading...


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