Weekly Current Affairs

Join agreement against parental abduction: U.S. [IR, Social Justice]

  • Almost 100 children born to Indian-American couples are facing an uncertain future due to trauma of separation of their parents and complex legal issues.
  • US is urging India to join international convention to safeguard rights of them.
  • A growing number of children of such couples were facing difficulties due to ‘International Parental Child Abduction’ (IPCA) and urged India to join the ‘Hague Abduction Convention’ to create more effective response to deal with such cases.
  • Inter-country parental child abduction is a situation that is attained when one parent takes a child or children to a foreign country to prevent the other parent from seeking custody of the child.
  • India’s case-load (regarding IPCA) is second largest in the United States which is followed by Mexico. At least 90 children from 80 Indian-American families were affected by separating parents and the legal problems involved.