- An application by the OS for a declaration that is was not in the Patient's interests for him to fast during Ramadan
- An application by the Patient's father that it was in the Patient's best interests for his axillary and pubic hair to be trimmed in accordance with Islamic cultural and religious practice insofar as it is safe and reasonable to do so.
The court dismissed the second application. This procedure is not required of the Patient in accordance with the tenets of the Islamic faith; there is no other benefit to the Patient in undergoing this procedure, which carries avoidable risks of harm to the Patient and/or his carers were he to become stressed in the process.
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