The event was organised by the My Foundation For Separated Children. The protesters gathered at the roundabout after dawn and lit candles, symbolising hope to see their children.
They were also holding pictures of their children, banners, placards inscribed with slogans like “My hugs are waiting for my child”, “Chief Justice, our kids are awaiting your attention” and “Do our children deserve just two hours in a month with us?”
Desperate emails and phone calls from fathers who have been denied access to their children pour in each week for Kumar Jahgirdar, president of Children's Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting (CRISP). He replies to all the mails promptly, but with Father's Day (June 19) just round the corner, his plate is full. He is making plans, like every year, to organise a rally in Bangalore to highlight the grievances of single fathers, some of whom haven't seen their children in years.
Though women earn more doctorates, they draw less salary. While they are surpassing men in the work force, they still shoulder most of the domestic work. Even as fears that boys are falling behind girls in education are widespread, women’s progress seems to have stalled.
PROVIDENCE, RI, March 07, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Each state has different laws related to family law matters such as divorce, custody, paternity and support. What happens in one state may be totally different than a neighboring state.
In Rhode Island, for example, the law technically views mothers and fathers equally when it comes to child custody and parenting time. However, fathers, especially unmarried fathers, often feel that they have been overlooked and their roles in their childrens' lives have not been valued. Many men have to undertake legal action in order to preserve their relationships with their children. They often face numerous obstacles as they try to exercise their rights as parents.
The Government should have the political will to implement recommendations of Law Commission of India...
Written by Witness Bureau
Monday, 05 March 2012 13:45
Indian Courts are burdened with pending cases. What are your suggestions for the fast disposal of cases and clearing the backlog? Arbitration and Mediation is one suitable options for the fast disposal of disputes. Arbitration can be used as an effective tool for the disposal of disputes as it provides speedy justice and is cheaper as compared to judicial proceedings and it does not hamper the relationship between the parties. Fast track courts, which are still in existence have to be made more effective and the number of such courts should be increased in order to curb the settlement of petty cases. An experiment aimed at clearing the massive backlog in court cases has just begun in the country with the setting up of nearly 450 �fast track� courts in various states. At least one thousand more fast track courts will become functional by the end of June this year. They await the completion of construction of court rooms, selection of judges and provision of necessary infrastructure. A total of 1,734 such courts are being set up at the instance of the Government of India under a wholly centrally-funded scheme. The remaining (around 300 such courts) are expected to come into existence in the course of the current year.
RICHMOND – Father’s rights advocates say they are down but not out after passage of a substitute bill originally aimed at giving both parents joint custody rights in divorce cases.
The legislation is House Bill 84, sponsored by Delegate David Albo, R-Springfield. Originally, it stated that in a divorce “in which custody or visitation is at issue, there shall be a rebuttable assumption that it is in the best interests of the child that the parents be awarded joint physical custody and that no parent’s share of physical custody shall be for a period of less than two-fifths of the child’s time.”