Home Muslim religion Unable to prohibit anyone from adopting a child on the basis of their religion, the Delhi court authorizes a Muslim prisoner to complete the adoption formalities

Unable to prohibit anyone from adopting a child on the basis of their religion, the Delhi court authorizes a Muslim prisoner to complete the adoption formalities

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  • No one can be banned from adopting a child just because they believe in Islam: Delhi court
  • Jailed Muslim man had approached court asking for parole to complete adoption formalities

New Delhi: In a major development, a Delhi court has allowed a Muslim prisoner to adopt a child. the Patiala house courtyard ordered the prison warden to take the man to the adoption office to complete the formalities where his signs were required.

The court of additional sessions Judge Dharmendra Rana said that no one can be stopped from adopting a child just because they believe in Islam.

Earlier, the prosecution had opposed the argument that Islam has no provision allowing a Muslim to adopt a child, according to an article in the Hindi daily Hindustan.

The judge said a person cannot be denied the right to adopt a child just because they are from the Muslim community. Everyone has the same right to adopt a child.

A jailed Muslim man had approached the court through his lawyer Kausar Khan asking for parole to travel to Nuh district in Haryana to complete adoption formalities.

The formalities required her signatures on the adoption documents.

Opposing this argument, the prosecution had argued that Islam does not allow Muslims to adopt a child because Muslims are subject to personal laws.

However, counsel for the petitioner argued that although Muslim personal laws do not allow Muslims to adopt a child, the Juvenile Justice Act 2000 allows anyone to adopt a child. After hearing the argument, the court granted the man custody.