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Hinduism and Human Cloning - What is the Opinion of Hindu Religion on Human Cloning?

It is a well known fact that Hindu religion does not have a centralized authority to present a collective Hindu opinion on major issues. A classic example is the issue of cloning technique and human cloning. The Roman Catholic Church Pope termed cloning technique “intrinsically evil in design.” Islam too opposes cloning. What about Hindus?

For issues like cloning, each Hindu has an individual opinion of his/her own. A Hindu usually develops his/her opinion about a particular issue after analyzing the media reports. Majority of the Hindus are always in favor of scientific research. 

What is the Opinion of Hindu Religion on Human Cloning?

And the reason for this was stated by Swami Agnivesh in the Hindustan Times
Vedic scholar and an Arya Samaj leader Swami Agnivesh said: "Hinduism does not oppose human cloning. According to Vedas no scientific research should be left untouched, and thus we welcome all forms of scientific research.” 
He said, "By cloning we aren’t playing God. God has given us special abilities. Unlike animals, human beings are capable of invention and discovery. Nothing happens without His supreme will and it is by His grace that today human beings have reached a stage where we can experiment human cloning. It is God’s will and we welcome it."
By the way cloning is the creation of an organism that is an exact genetic copy of another.

Human cloning is the creation of a genetically identical copy of an existing, or previously existing, human being or growing cloned tissue from that individual. (source)

Human Cloning Should Not Lead to Creation of Raktabeej

There is the story of Demon Raktabeej in Hinduism. From every drop of the demon a million Raktabeejas appeared. Goddess Kali had to lick up the blood of the demon so as to stop his evil designs.

All inventions and creations of human beings are today used to satisfy greed, lust and power. 

Human cloning should not end up creating more difficulties in already overburdened Nature.