Title: The Child custody orders in India are inhumane and are nothing short of a human rights violation.
A aam adami's take: The Indian Courts have no right whatsoever to deny a child equal parenting. But 99% of the time they deny the Indian father even basic time with his own child. The visitation they give is pathetic, outrageous, and insufficient to sustain a relationship with his own children, and have no scientific basis in Child Psychology. By doing this, The Courts in India are actually committing a crime against the child – ironically, all in the name of the “child’s best interests”. Very very sad :-((((.
Their Honours and Their Lorships in India should take a leaf from other progressive judgements on Child custody and make shared parenting a presumption. The landmark Judgement quoted below from the United States sums it up perfectly:
GEORGIA: Court of Appeals of Georgia, Case No. A93A0698, 7/2/93
In a unanimous opinion, presiding Judge Dorothy T. Beasley stated:
"Although the dispute is symbolized by a 'versus' which signifies two adverse parties at opposite poles of a line, there is in fact a third party whose interests and rights make of the line a triangle. That person, the child who is not an official party to the lawsuit but whose wellbeing is in the eye of the controversy, has a right to shared parenting when both are equally suited to provide it. Inherent in the express public policy is a recognition of the child's right to equal access and opportunity with both parents, the right to be guided and nurtured by both parents, the right to have major decisions made by the application of both parents' wisdom, judgment and experience. The child does not forfeit these rights when the parents divorce."
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