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June 17, 2010

Men to boycott family courts tomorrow

Filed under: Protest News — Fighting Legal Terror @ 8:41 am

http://expressbuzz.com/states/andhra-pradesh/men-to-boycott-family-courts-tomorrow/182317.html

Men to boycott family courts tomorrow

Express News Service
First Published : 17 Jun 2010 09:12:36 AM IST
Last Updated : 17 Jun 2010 09:40:47 AM IST

HYDERABAD: Alleging that men are always given a raw deal by the judiciary in marriage disputes, the All India Men’s Welfare Association (AIMWF) has called for a nation wide boycott of family courts on June 18.

The boycott comes on the eve of the Father’s Day which falls on June 20.

Uma Challa, president of AIMWF, told reporters here today that it was high time the family courts changed their outlook.

“The courts are behaving in a heartless manner on marital disputes. In the case of every divorce, the child is always separated from its father which is a human rights violation. The courts are ignoring the fact that a child needs both the parents.

Only in extreme cases can a child be favoured to be with mother.” she opined.

Uma adds that the worst victims of the Indian family court system are fathers and children. “Indian family courts have declared a war on fathers and are adopting every possible means to create a `fatherless society’.

The modus operandi of the family court includes not only depriving fathers of the right to love and care for their biological children but also forcing fathers to pay huge sums of money to support children they are not allowed to see. What is worrying is that family courts pass orders based solely on the allegations made by a child’s mother. It is time everyone recognised that depriving children of the love and care of their biological father is abuse of child’s rights too.” The AIMWF demands that there should not be any gender bias while delivering judgements and also the mother and father should equally be liable either for punishments or responsibilities.

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