In order to protect the privacy of parties
involved, the parties name shall be masked while
uploading the judgment. Publishing the names of parties
is prohibited without their consent. We noticed in
certified copy issued by the Family Court name of
adoptive parents is disclosed. Confidentiality of
adoptive parents have to be maintained in public portal
and adoption records under Regulation 45 of the
Adoption Regulations. We direct the Registrar
(District Judiciary) to give necessary directions to
all the Family Courts in the State to mask the names of
adoptive parents while issuing the certified copies.
KERALA HIGH COURT
A.MUHAMED MUSTAQUE & DR.KAUSER EDAPPAGATH, JJ.
Dated this the 9th day of April, 2021
A.Muhamed Mustaque, J.