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HC notice to BMC over woman’s plea

DNMUM407734 | 2/14/2018 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :236



The Bombay High Court on Tuesday by way of last chance to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) directed it to file a reply on a 31-year-old woman’s plea seeking that she should not be compelled by the civic authorities to record the name of her daughter’s biological father on the birth certificate.
The woman, a Nalasopara resident, who moved the court last year, is an unwed mother who had given birth to a baby girl following a test tube method in August 2016. She then requested the BMC’s birth registration department to permit her to leave the space for the father’s name on the child’s birth certificate blank. When the BMC refused permission, she approached the High Court.
In her petition filed through advocate Uday Warunjikar,
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