Saturday, March 25, 2023
HomeJudiciaryFather doesn't have 'fundamental right' to dead son's sperm — What Calcutta...

Father doesn’t have ‘fundamental right’ to dead son’s sperm — What Calcutta HC ruling says

Justice Sabyasachi Bhattacharyya dismisses man's plea seeking custody of his deceased son's sperm, & notes that deceased's wife is the only living person with any right to it. Read full judgement here.

Text Size:

New Delhi: The Calcutta High Court on 19 January dismissed the plea of a man seeking the right to his deceased son’s sperm and maintained that the only living person with that right is the deceased’s wife.

While dismissing the plea, Justice Sabyasachi Bhattacharyya said that the petitioner does not have any ‘fundamental right’ to permission for collecting the preserved sperm of his son merely by dint of his father-son relationship with the deceased.

The sperm preserved at a hospital in Delhi belonged to the deceased and, since he was in a matrimonial relationship till death, the only other person, apart from the deceased, having any right to it is his wife, the court noted.

Read the full judgement here:


Also read: No one can interfere if an adult marries, converts as per her choice, says Calcutta HC


Subscribe to our channels on YouTube & Telegram

Support Our Journalism

India needs fair, non-hyphenated and questioning journalism, packed with on-ground reporting. ThePrint – with exceptional reporters, columnists and editors – is doing just that.

Sustaining this needs support from wonderful readers like you.

Whether you live in India or overseas, you can take a paid subscription by clicking here.

Support Our Journalism

Most Popular