There was news on Mid-day.com Mumbai: No passport for son, single mother seeks help from Sushma Swaraj;
When Father asks for custody or visitation, Indian law refuse to give him custody or visitation for years; even mother is Prostitute or Divorced for having extra-marital Affair.
And if Mother wants to apply for child passport, Passport Authority will ask for document and Child Father NOC as per rules, as Father was denied visitation, she can say Father has not visited her child for years. So here Judiciary is helping her to prove her claim as Father has not visited.
And she has sob story to tell “My son stays with me, I take care of him and all his expenses. My ex-husband doesn’t even come to see him. Why then would a government office ask for the signature of his father? Why are single mothers made to struggle like this?”
For world Mothers plight is Struggle and default Passport rules are harassment. But Father Struggle to get visitation is not his plight.
Women has media behind her, portrait her as hardworking single mother and Father just had sex and forgot them, even Their divorce is no fault of Man and law keep him away from his Child.
Now Indian Women has Government Blessing with Tweets; One Tweet all Problems solved. That’s how Government breaking Families and encouraging single Parent
Feminists always justify saying No respect for SC guidelines
Several women’s right activists said they get such cases, where women are harassed for not providing divorced husbands’ details in documents. And this in spite of Supreme Court guidelines stating that a single mother can be the legal guardian of her child, and that no authority can forcefully seek the child’s father’s information.
“It’s not only the passport office where single mothers face harassment. It’s the same scene for procuring Aadhaar card or admitting their children in schools. In Githa Hariharan’s case in 1999, the apex court clearly stated that a single mother can be the legal guardian of her child. In fact, there are similar guidelines given by the Bombay High Court. But no one follows them,” said advocate Ujwala Kadrekar, women’s rights advocate and a consultant with United Nations Population Fund.
Now you know why India is not signing The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction or Hague Abduction Convention. just to help Mothers to Abduct children.