International Journal of Law
International Journal of Law
International Journal of Law
Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2021)

Emerging facet of surrogacy law in India


Nutan Kanwar

Law governing surrogacy assumes great importance in India because India has often been termed as the ‘surrogacy capital of the world’. Prior to 2008, surrogacy (essentially commercial) was being briskly carried out in India without any efforts by the Government to set up a statutory regulatory mechanism. The turning point came in the year 2008 when the Supreme Court was called upon to deal with a case revolving around surrogacy. This case was Baby Manji Yamda v. Union of India. In 2016, a Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill was introduced. But this bill lapsed owing to the adjournment sine die of the parliament session. The exact same form of bill was reintroduced and passed by the Lok Sabha in 2019 but the bill would require to be passed by the Rajya Sabha. Thus, till today we don’t have any specific law on surrogacy in India. This article lays light on surrogacy, its development in India and having a special mention on legal and judicial development.
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Nutan Kanwar. Emerging facet of surrogacy law in India. International Journal of Law, Volume 7, Issue 2, 2021, Pages 222-224
International Journal of Law