SC extends custody of baby Manji
The SC extends interim custody of 20-day-old surrogate baby Manji granted to her Japanese grandmother Yamada till September 16.delhi Updated: Aug 20, 2008 14:46 IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday extended till September 16 the interim custody of 20-day-old surrogate baby Manji granted to her Japanese grandmother Yamada.
A bench of Justices Arijit Pasayat and Mukundakam Sharma granted two weeks time to NGO, Satya, to explain its locus standi for seeking custody of the child.
The NGO had sought custody of the child on the ground that Manji was an abandoned child and Yamada had no right over her.
According to the NGO, Manji was born to a surrogate mother from Rajasthan using sperms donated by the child's Japanese father.
But during the pregnancy of the surrogate mother, the Japanese couple had separated leading to a crises over the custody of the child.