Kerala High Court takes cognisance of privacy violation when DNA of adopted child born to rape victim is collected to prove rape

A single judge of the Court has also stayed six orders by trial courts to collect the DNA of adopted children, after taking note of a report submitted on the issue by the VRC of KELSA.
Kerala High Court
Kerala High Court

The Kerala High Court recently took suo motu cognizance of concerns that the right to privacy of adopted children was being violated due to trial court orders directing the collection of their DNA to prove the offence of rape, where such children are born to rape survivors.

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