Manjhi not abandoned, says SC

Bhadra Sinha | Hindustan Times | New Delhi | 20 August 2008

Manjhi, who was born to a surrogate mother in Jaipur, is not an abandoned baby, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday.

The proceedings on Manjhi’s petition requesting the court to permit her to leave India alongwith her grandmother for Japan witnessed heated arguments between the judges and NGO, Satya.

Snubbing the NGO, which moved the Rajasthan High Court to restrain Manjhi leaving the country, a bench headed by Justice Arijit Pasayat said surrogacy was not prohibited in the country.

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