Medication cell for women fleeing from abroad with kids to escape domestic violence opened by NCPCR
"We refused that we would not send our women back to their child is snatched away from them," the Women and Child Development minister said.
A mediation cell has been opened on the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights' website to register complaints of Indians who have fled with their children from abroad to escape domestic violence or some other issue, Union minister Maneka Gandhi has said.
Addressing a national conference of the state women commissions, Gandhi yesterday said the cell, consisting of members of the Ministry of External Affairs and the NCPCR, would contact the embassies of the respective countries and try to reach a solution after consultations with them.
About why India should not become a signatory of the Hague Convention, she said if India was a signatory, then the child would have to be sent back and the woman apprehended.
The Hague Convention is a multi-national treaty that seeks to protect children wrongfully removed by one of the parents from the custody of the other parent.
She recommended members of the women commissions to follow three things -- release a book on the performance every year, identify single cases and try to solve them and hire lawyers for women who cannot afford it.
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