Bombay High Court will commence the hearing on the notice which was issued to SRK, his wife Gauri Khan and the BMC in the sex determination case of their new born child through surrogacy today. The notice has been issued to the celebrity couple after Varsha Despande, a social activist, filed a petition challenging a lower court’s order that refused to take any action under PNDT Act Pre-conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act.
Varsha Despande alleges that the Khans had conducted a sex determination test on the child before her was born through surrogacy, which is illegal. Deshpande sought documents pertaining to the surrogacy process and documents collected by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in its inquiry into the matter.
“The magistrate rejected our application seeking production and verification of documents following which we approached the High Court,” Deshpande’s lawyer, advocate Uday Warunjikar said.