SRINAGAR: The J&K High Court on Tuesday directed authorities to hand over the custody of a Rohingya minor girl to her maternal uncle by Wednesday.
A division bench comprising of Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey directed officers of Observation Home at Harwan, where the girl is presently living, to hand over the custody of the minor girl, Parveena, to her maternal uncle, Mohammad Firoz.
“Both the superintendents of the observation home shall take full details of the person with whom Mohammad Firoz is stated to be working in Delhi including his contact number and other allied details,” the court said.
The court also directed Mission Director, Integrated Child Protection Scheme, Jammu to coordinate with the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) for ensuring care and protection to Parveena during her stay with her uncle.
It asked the Mision Director to file status to the court every month after seeking report from DCPCR, regarding the protection of the minor girl.
“The superintendents shall handover the detailed letter addressed to Mission Director for doing the needful as directed to the Delhi Commission for protection of Child Rights.”
Meanwhile, the statement of Parveena who was present before the court was recorded by Registrar Judicial of the court.
Firoz was also directed to report about the welfare of the minor on daily basis to the District Child Protection Officer, Srinagar and also to the superintendents of the Observation Home and “is liable to action for applicable laws in case anything wrong is reported against him”.
Both the state government and Union of India were directed by court to ensure care and protection to Parveena during her stay with her uncle.
The court observed that in case the minor was required by investigating officer he shall seek permission from the court.