Sunday, June 20, 2010


CRISP to Opt for Mother Teresa Home on Father's Day

By Mandeep Puri

Deserted Fathers Favours Single Parenting

CHILD RIGHTS INITIATIVE FOR SHARE PARENTING (CRISP) in association with SAVE INDIAN FAMILY FOUNDATION (SIFF), whose members are deserted Fathers and elderly citizens will share their love and affection with the mentally retarded children at the Mother Teresa Home, Sector 23, Chandigarh, on the occasion of the Father's Day, here tomorrow.

These deserted fathers have lost faith in judiciary and are has been deprived off meeting their own blood. The members of the organisation have been seriously effects from the Parental Alienation of children due to single parenting in divorce/separation. They now favour single parenting. These deserted fathers are given limited hours of meeting their son/daughters by Indian Judiciary that too after fighting for years for their visitation rights.

Judicial & Governmental Apathy:

"The way justice is administered, the child is separated from the father (mostly) for years! One has to "apply" for "visitation"* that takes years to "grant" and even then for a paltry time. Innocent children suffer because parents are separating & fight for their egos! Our judicial mechanism has a deplorable understanding of child welfare based on biased and outdated social concepts. The father is a relegated to a mere "visitor", eliminating involvement in the child's life and just a "maintenance" paying ATM machine. It virtually condemns the child to an illegitimate. This is neither in the child's nor the family's interest and destroys the foundation for the future generation", said Mandeep Puri, the coordinator, Chandigarh Chapter.

"The organisation terms the judiciary as Anti-Child, Anti-Father and Anti-Family. Divorce/ Separation are between spouses. Not child and parent. This is common sense. There is no law requiring a normal father to keep away from his child, in divorce/ separation proceedings", Vikas Kapur, a member of the organisation.


Time: 2.30 PM ONWARDS

Date: June 19, 2010

Venue: Mother Teresa Home, Sector 23, Chandigarh

Mandeep Puri is a freelance writer who has been a Tribune crime reporter, business, sport, entertainment and municipal reporter. Contact Mandeep at his blog or at NewsBlaze