The High Court of Karnataka expressed outrage over the adoption of an unborn baby between two couples and further said that the agreement is illegal and called this agreement an adoption for money.
The contract was between the members of the Hindu community who are the parents of an unborn child, and the adoptive parents, who are members of the Muslim community, and the court determined that it is unlawful under the rules of Mohammedan law, which do not accept the adoption. The court stated that the District Child Protection Unit (DCPU), was correct in registering a criminal case against both the adoptive and the biological parents, indicating that the right to life of an unborn child shall also be considered as mentioned in Article 21.
These statements were made by a Division Bench made up of Justices B. Veerappa and K.S. Hemalekha in rejecting an application that was filed jointly by the biological and adoptive parents. The biological parents said that they did not have enough money to raise their children.
The biological parents had backed the petition when the adoptive parents asked the district court to grant them guardianship and custody of the kid. Their appeal was denied by the district court of Karnataka.