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Children pledge to root out divorce

  • Children pledge to root out divorce

    Summary: During the event, parents and children observed satyagraha and took a pledge to protect and care for family values. Most children who joined in protest narrated how they were dragged through endless court procedures during the course of divorce. He was joined by 15 other children and over 50 parents who opposed divorce. Most children said the uncertainty and insecurity that accompanied divorce process has had a toll on their mental health. High divorce rateParents who participated in the children’s protest, promised to stay committed to their marriage.

    Four-year-old Chaitanya was crest fallen on Children’s Day. His parents were separated and he had not seen his mother for over three months. But the boy did not fret , As Reported By Hindu.

    According to the Newspaper,Instead, he stood in a protest gathering that demanded parents to end marital disputes for the sake of children. He was joined by 15 other children and over 50 parents who opposed divorce. In an initiative mooted by two non-profit organisations -- Save Indian Family and Share a Childhood Foundation -- a robust protest meet was organised in the city on Tuesday. During the event, parents and children observed satyagraha and took a pledge to protect and care for family values. Untying the marital knot should not be an option because children need the care and support of both the parents when they grow up, protesters maintained. Most children who joined in protest narrated how they were dragged through endless court procedures during the course of divorce. “I used to wait for hours in court corridors waiting for my parents to come out of the divorce lawyer’s chambers. For three years during which property disputes were also sorted out, I missed my classes regularly,” said S. R.

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