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Germany rejects visa to surrogate twins, SC told

The Centre on day informed the Supreme Court that Germany has refused to grant visa to the twins of a German couple born through a surrogate Indian woman.

delhi Updated: Jan 18, 2010 15:03 IST

The Centre on day informed the Supreme Court that Germany has refused to grant visa to the twins of a German couple born through a surrogate Indian woman.

Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium told a Bench of Justices G S Singhvi and Asok Kumar Ganguly that Germany has rejected the plea for visa on the ground that surrogacy is a "punishable offence" under German laws.

However, Germany was willing to grant permission to the German Couple, John Dalaz and his wife, for adopting the children through inter-country adoptions as provided by the Hague convention.

The Solicitor General said India was agreeable to Germany's suggestion and was willing to offer temporary citizenship to the twins for facilitating the adoptions.

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