Tag Archives: child rights

NRI’s need to take responsibility for their children

Having a child is a choice and it is a responsibility that the parents have to bear, not someone else, not even your parents. Too many NRI’s seem to rely on their folks back in India to raise their children.


“Hyderabad currently has over 1,000 such children who are US citizens by birth. Sources at the Telugu Association of North America (TANA), the largest body of American Telugus, say there could be over 5,000 such children in Andhra Pradesh. In the Greater Hyderabad area, a total of 1,510 US citizens are registered with the police out of which 70 per cent are children below four years. US passports apart, they hold persons of Indian origin cards”

As long as we continue to believe that marriages and children are something one needs to do at a certain stage in life but that children should not interfere with career and fun, we are doomed. Parents, especially fathers need to spend more time with their children, be actively involved in their upbringing, take the time out of work to participate in your child’s activities and influence the growth of your child. Don’t send them off to India to live with your parents until they are old enough to “not be a hassle”. That is shameful and such parents do not deserve to have children to begin with.

If such a father loses his children because of parental kidnapping, 498A don’t come a knocking talking about child rights and UNCRC because you are one that violated those in the first place


State Sponsored Child Abuse Results in a Fatherless Society

I cannot even say the words. A huge emptiness would well in my stomach, a deep loathing for those who would deign to tell me they would ALLOW me ACCESS to my children — those I loved above all, those I created, those who gave meaning to everything I did, those that were the very best of us two and the absolute physical manifestation of our once blinding love. Who the fuck are they that they should ALLOW anything? REASONABLE CONTACT!!! Is the law mad? Am I a criminal? An ABSENT parent. A RESIDENT/NON-RESIDENT parent. This Lawspeak which you all speak so fluently, so unthinkingly, so hurtfully, must go.–BOB GELDOF

5 heart wrenching videos by BOB GELDOF (well worth the time to watch them)


The law must know it is contributing to the problem. It is creating vast wells of misery, massive discontent, an unstable society of feral children and reckless adolescents who have no understanding of authority or ultimate sanction, no knowledge of a man’s love and how it is different but equal to a woman’s, irresponsible mothers, drifting, hopeless fathers, problem and violent ill-educated sons and daughters, a disconnect from the extended family and society at large, vast swathes of cynicism and repeat pattern behaviour in subsequent adult relationships.– BOB GELDOF