Writ petition against surrogacy scrapped

Kathmandu, July 14

The Supreme Court today scrapped a writ petition filed against surrogacy.

A division bench of Chief Justice Sushila Karki and Justice Govind Kumar Upadhyay scrapped the writ petition filed by advocate Pushpa Raj Pandeya, according to SC Joint Spokesperson Bishworaj Paudel.

In September last year, advocate Pandey had filed the writ petition against surrogacy, arguing that there was no law on surrogacy in Nepal and that hospitals had to be stopped from hiring surrogate mothers.

In response to the petition, the SC said it was not necessary to speak anything on the issue as the government had already repealed acts related to surrogacy.

With the cancellation of the related acts, surrogacy has been banned in Nepal, the court said.