Bengaluru : ” A son is a son and a daughter is a daughter, adopted or otherwise, ” the Dharwad bench of the high court said while holding that adoption would serve no purpose if any distinction is made between adopted and natural-born children.
Allowing a writ appeal filed by Girish, 32, a division bench headed by Justice Suraj Govindaraj ordered the director of the prosecution and assistant public prosecutor, JMFC court at Banahatti, to consider the appellant’s representation dated June 7, 2018, for compassionate appointment as if he is a natural – born son, without making a distinction between an adopted son and a natural son, within 12 weeks. Girish is a resident of Banahatti in Jack handi taluk of Bagalkot district.
” In the present case, the daughter is a natural daughter who would have been entitled to a compassionate appointment if not for her being mentally retarded as also physically handicapped. In such a situation, the adopted son who was adopted by the deceased to take care of the family on account of the death of a natural-born son has applied for compassionate appointment, ” the bench noted.
” We are therefore of the considered opinion that the application made by the adopted son for compassionate appointment is bona fide and is required to be considered in the back. the ground of the difficulties faced by the family, ” the order read.