I am a hindu (very orthodex) giry, married a muslim boy 2 years back and leading a very successful marriage life. (Financially, Mentally and physically)
We are planning for a Kid now.
Both of our parents are more supportive and understood our feelings and try their level best to convience themselves. We had Register marriage and only Reception as we do not want to hurt any one of our parents by doing traditional marriage in one way.
It is all going very well now.
Ours is a 3 yrs friendship, 4 and half years love and 2 years successful couple (Husband wife)
Actually before marriage we both discussed and decided (mutally accepted ) that we wont change / convert to other's religion and should give respects to each other's belief. (I am very traditional and still very particular about all poojas, festivals customs and everything. and he will do regular fasting for Ramzan also)
Incase of a Kid, (planning for only one) we should put NIL / Not applicable to Religious and Caste coloumn in the Birth Certificate
Planning to give a name of river or mountain or pure literature name of our Mother Tongue which should not show the religion and even told both of our parents and should put both of our initials.
Actually my parents accepted this and there is no such problem from them. However my inlaws have been confused by their close relatives and I expect anytime they may start raise this issue.
Luckily, my husband is a own decision maker, he wont hear other's words.
(Since I am from a pure Vegetarian family, he did not force me to eat nonveg .However myself I tried to practice and I could not as I felt vomitting while touching the non veg food on my hand)
We both are very clear in our views and my loved one will not force me for anything. I could even demand for my religion for our kid, however, myself or my parents did not want as that may hurt my inlaws and increase the distance between us.
Now I need a clarification for the below:
1. Is it necessary that we have to fill the Religion and Caste in the Birth Certificate?
2. If we do not fill, what will happen and how this will affect our kid's future?
3. If it really affects our kid's life legally in future (School TC, Voter ID, Passport, Ration Card etc) we have to fill that coloumns. In that case, I prefer to put Hindu than Muslim the only reason is Kid can not decide its religion (It may love either Hinduism or Islamic in future) now and after 15 years only it can think of it.
If it really loves or wants to be a Muslim, I will not object it as its own rights and myself or my husband do not have that mentality as we want to give respect to other's feelings always.
If suppose, I put Muslim, in future the Kid could not be a perfect Hindu (if it likes Hinduism more and wanted to be a Hindu) , because I feel there is no proper procedure for Hindu Conversion.
So, please clarify my doubts and suggest some thing to me.
As of now, we did not face any problems related to religion and we both used to go to Temples (he will also join) and Mosque (I have also joined ) and think of our own gods in mind and pray.
Frankly speaking, we did not face problems in our career also (working in MNC , and no body has bothered about it, if someone tried to moke into our personal life, we know how to handle that situation cooly)
As usual married couple, we had ego clashes /arguments and others are in minor level and will be sorted with in a hour or 30 mins and not more than that as we could not fight and avoid each other more than 30 mins
Friends, I need a clear view about it. anybody can help me please (can consult with a legal person and could suggest me. Personally we can manager, but I want to be legally accepted as in this competition world, our kid should not suffer or feel that it is facing problem, because its parents are interreligion married couple in future)