An excellent write-up by Deepika Bhardwaj, a journalist and activist fighting for gender-neutral laws in India.
Article in the Pune Mirror
Reproducing a couple of paragraphs…
“The recent Family Court circular that orders women to let ex-spouses visit kids must come as a welcome move for so many young fathers. The court statistic says that as many as 75 per cent of women in over a thousand divorce cases refuse to let ex-husbands visit their children, even if they have agreed to do so in the terms of the divorce.
These are not men with any kind of abusive, neglectful or other unfatherly traits in them. Many of them are victims of vengeful and deceitful stances taken by their ex-wives and the exwives’ families, well after the divorce is in place. The maturity and understanding needed to not continue the battle between the divorcing parents in a way where the children become pawns, seems absent from many of these women and from the legal and familial advice that they get.”
A few days ago, Narendra Modi blogged on his thoughts about the 2002 incident. It is a very honest and revealing insight into the man’s thoughts about the incidents of 2002. One thing that stood out for me in the entire write up was his statement that the thing that hurt him most was the fact that he was accused of the very things that caused him great pain and agony.
I can only say – I fully understand how such an accusation can hurt. To be first of all hurt about things that really mean a lot to you, to be hurt about those things going wrong, and then to be accused of being responsible for the wrong going of those very things which are so dear to you.
I do hope this is the beginning of the end of the witchhunt of Narendra Modi.
Quiz question for readers. Fill in the blanks in the subject of this post
Items are in reverse order
10) External hard disk
6) Driving License
3) Collection of books
Still, I am not finished.
Ouch! That previous line must have hurt