Nayanthara-Vignesh Surrogacy Controversy: Did They Violate Rules?

Chennai: Ever since Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan announced the birth of their twins on October 9, questions have been raised over possible surrogacy law violations.

Though the couple didn’t mention surrogacy in the social media post, it was assumed that was how the twins were born. The duo had got married barely four months ago, and Nayanthara had shown no signs of pregnancy in pictures she kept posting on social media.

The Tamil Nadu government ordered an inquiry to check whether there was any violation.

On Friday, the state Health minister Ma Subramanian said the hospital involved in the surrogacy has been identified.

“Very soon a detailed report will be released. A panel has been appointed to find out if the surrogacy was legal and whether all rules were followed,” he said.

“A panel headed by a JD, two paediatric doctors, and an office staff member are part of the team. Within a week, a detailed report will be submitted based on their findings,” the minister added.

Who is eligible for Surrogacy in India?

Commercial surrogacy has been banned in India since January.

The Surrogacy Act is restricted to legally married couples, with a certificate of infertility. The couple must be between the age of 25 and 50 for females and 26 to 55 for males.

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