Believe or not, what you read below is true and has happened in a court in Kolkata few days before.
A judge has revealed his expression of love for a small child by getting her chocolates and also deciding the case in the favour and desire of the child.
Kolkata: A judge named Mukopadhaya was hearing a case of custody of a female child named parbi aged 10 years. The child had so far been in the custody of the mother before the case was filed before the court. The judge Mukhopadhaya was listening to the case and suddenly asked the child in open court about her willingness to live with father named Rana or mother named Anamika. The girl child immediately replied that she wanted to live with her father. This was opposed by the mother in the open court that the child was under pressure of the father. Suddenly to everyone’s surprise the judge stepped down from his chair and came down towards the child and took her out to a shop and got her chocolates. In the shop the judge spoke to the child in a friendly manner asking her about her education, school, friends and names of friends, hobbies etc, etc to create belief and confidence in the mind of child. This was done by the judge to ascertain and understand the true feelings and wants of the child. Then he brought the child to the court and asked the child her willingness to go with the mother or father. The child replied that that mother has been harassing her and she never cared for her and has been busy chatting with her friends only. The child also expressed her desire to be with her father.
Satisfied with this, the judge wrote the judgment giving the custody of the child to the father.
I don’t think a better enquiry than this is necessary to decide the issue of custody of a child.
What a great judge he is?
Source: Dinamalar (Tamil Online Newspaper)