DUBAI: In a first, the UAE government issue a birth certificate to a nine-month old girl born to a Hindu father and a Muslim mother.
According to Khaleej Times report, Anamta Aceline Kiran, was born in July 2018 to Sharjah-based expat Kiran Babu and Sanam Saboo Siddique.
The couple, both Indian expats got married in Kerala in 2016 but faced the unusual situation when kiran was born.
As per the marriage rules for expatriates in UAE, a Muslim man can marry a non-Muslim woman but a Muslim woman cannot marry a non-Muslim man.
“I have an Abu Dhabi visa. I get my insurance coverage there and got my wife admitted to Medeor 24X7 Hospital in the emirate. But after the baby’s delivery, the birth certificate was rejected as I am a Hindu,” Babu said, the Khaleej Times reported.
“I, then applied for a no-objection certificate through the court. The trial went on for four months but my case was rejected,” he added.
Keeping its marriage rules for expatriates aside, “the judicial department made my case an exception” and finally the UAE government provided a legal birth certificate to Kiran on April 14.
“I am told that this is the first case where the rule has been amended.”