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Germany: Refusal to hand over custody of Indian child to parents, German court's decision, know what is the matter

Pankaj Prasad
Ariha Shah case
Ariha Shah case

The court said that it is of the opinion that the parents intentionally caused injury to the child and could not give a satisfactory answer as to the cause of the injury.

A Berlin court has refused to hand over the custody of 27-month-old Indian baby girl Ariha Shah to her parents. The court has directed the girl to be placed under the care of the Germany Youth Welfare Office. Please tell that since September 2021, Ariha is in the custody of the German government. The matter was heard by the German court on Friday. During this, Ariha's parents argued that the girl got hurt accidentally but the court refused to accept these arguments.

Court said this

According to media reports, in view of the safety of the girl, the court instead of giving her custody to her parents gave it to the Germany Youth Welfare Office. The court said that it is of the opinion that the parents intentionally caused injury to the child and could not give a satisfactory answer as to the cause of the injury.

The court said that Ariha had suffered head and back injuries in April 2021. At the same time, in September 2021, the girl's private parts were also injured. The relatives claimed that the girl got hurt while taking a bath but the court refused to accept it.

Government of India is also helping

The Government of India is also helping to bring Ariha back to her parents. On June 2, Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi issued a statement saying that keeping the girl child in German foster care was a violation of her social, cultural and linguistic rights. The Government of India and his parents are extremely worried about this. 59 MPs from 19 political parties of India have also written a letter to Dr. Philipp Ackermann, Ambassador of Germany to India and appealed to give custody of Ariha to her Indian parents.

At the same time, after the court's decision, Ariha's parents expressed faith in the Government of India and said that PM Modi and Foreign Minister S Jaishankar would bring their girl back to India. He said that from today he has handed over Ariha to 140 crore Indians.

what is this whole matter

Ariha's father Bhavesh Shah is a software engineer by profession and lives in Germany with his wife Dhara. When Ariha was seven months old, she got hurt while playing, after which her parents took her to the hospital. Doctors at the hospital alleged that the girl had been sexually abused, after which the German authorities took the girl into their custody. Since then Ariha is in the custody of the German government and her parents are trying to get her custody back.