Jabalpur: A woman has moved the Madhya Pradesh High Court seeking her husband’s release from jail.
That’s nothing unusual.
But hear the reason of her filing the petition.
Well, she stated that she wants to bear a child, and cited procreation as her “fundamental right.”
The high court directed the Dean of government-run Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College here to constitute a team of five doctors to examine whether the petitioner is medically fit to conceive or not, the government’s counsel Subodh Kathar told PTI.
“The husband of the petitioner is in jail in some criminal case and she wants to conceive, for which she has claimed her fundamental right to procreation as per the High Court of Rajasthan order in the case of Nand Lal Vs State, Department of Home, Rajasthan, Jaipur and others,” Kathar said.
However, Kathar said the woman has passed the age of menopause according to records and, hence, there is no possibility of her conceiving either naturally or through artificial insemination.
In his order, the single-judge bench of Justice Vivek Agarwal said there is the requirement for a medical report from a team of expert doctors as to whether the petitioner is medically fit to conceive or not.
The petitioner has been directed to appear before the Dean on November 7.
The Dean will constitute a team of five doctors — comprising three gynaecologists, one psychiatrist and one endocrinologist — to examine whether the petitioner is fit to conceive or not. The dean will have to submit a report within 15 days, the court order added.
The next hearing in the case has been scheduled for November 22.