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Tafida Raqeeb: Parents of brain-damaged girl call for change in the law

A high court judge passed the law that five-year-old Tafida Raqeeb can be moved to the Gaslini children’s hospital in Italy, promoting parental rights. 

Mother of Tafida Raqeeb, a severely brain-damaged girl, was fighting for protecting parental rights. This Thursday, the High Court judge has finally won the right to take her daughter abroad for treatment has told Sky News the law needs to be changed to protect parental rights. 

The hospital specialists at the Royal London Hospital said that the child does not seem to have any chances of recovery. There is also further confirmation that the brain damage is permanent and has no chance of recovery. 

But her parents, Shelina Begum and Mohammed Raqeeb of Newham, want to keep their child in the life support system until her brain is declared as dead. 

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However, the five-year-old belongs from British-Bangladesh family background. According to Islamic law, it is only God who can end your life. The parents of the child want to stand against the law and put forth their parental values to save their child. 

The main aim of the parents was to convey the fact that parental rights must be valued and nobody has the right to take them away from the parents.

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