“Garbh sanskar enabled genetic engineering in vivo or inside the womb”
KOLKATA: ‘Garbh sanskar,’ a workshop conducted by Arogya Bharati, the medical wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh claimed to have formula of creating “susantan” i.e “super babies”.
“Dr Karishma Narvin”, a ‘garbh sanskar’ specialist who is a visiting lecturer at Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, would come to Kolkata to address participants.
“Garbh sanskar can produce genius babies,” said her colleague Dr Hitesh Jani, who heads the ungrad panchkarma.
While modern day genetic engineering was done “in vitro” or in a petri dish, he explained, ‘garbh sanskar enabled genetic engineering in vivo or inside the womb’.
Bengal’s Commission for Protection of Child Rights went to the high court on Friday, calling it unscientific and regressive while others remain shocked.
The court didn’t think there was enough material to prevent the workshop hence has allowed ‘specialists’ to give lectures over at two sessions over the weekend but they shouldn’t get into “treating” the couples and no money could be charged from the couples.
“This is a victory of science versus superstition,” Ananya Chatterjee, chairperson at the West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights told NDTV.
“The court said the lecture should be video-graphed and submitted to court,” said Pranab Ghosh, lawyer at Arogya Bharati.