HCBA opposes proposed amendment to legalise adoption

Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association (HCBA), Srinagar on Saturday denounced the proposed amendment to Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection to Children) Act, 2013 to legalise the adoption in the state by adding a chapter in the law.
HCBA opposes proposed amendment to legalise adoption
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Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association (HCBA), Srinagar on Saturday denounced the proposed amendment to Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection to Children) Act, 2013 to legalise the adoption in the state by adding a chapter in the law.

In a statement here a HCBA spokesman said, "This proposal at one point of time was turned down by the Law department. The department had described the same as an attempt to interfere with the Personal Law and make the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 2007, redundant."

"Bar demands that such a law should not be passed in the state of J&K, which is a Muslim majority state and in all matters relating to the intestate succession, inheritance, adoption, special property of females, including personal property inherited or obtained under contract or gift or any other provision of personal law, marriages, dissolution of marriages, including talaq, ila, zihar, lain, khula and mubaraat, dower, guardianship, gifts, trusts and trust properties, the rule of decision is the Muslim Personal Law,(Shariat)," the spokesman said. 

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