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‘Amend law to make estranged parents spend time with kids’

Jaipur: Rajasthan High Court on Thursday observed that it is high time to amend the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) Section 125 which makes only provision of maintenance and no provision to ensure the love and care to the children from the estranged parents.

The division bench of Justice Ajay Rastogi and Justice Deepak Maheshwari gave this opinion while dismissing the petition filed by Rajkumari Khandelwal, a divorcee and her 10-year-old son. The petitioner approached the high court seeking annulling the divorce decree obtained by her husband Manoj Khandelwal in 2015 by a family court in Jaipur while her son seeking a direction from the court asking his father to Spend quality time with him.

The high court while endorsing the divorce decree passed by the family court expressed its inability to pass any order asking his father to spend quality time with his son as it said there is no provision under CrPC to direct an estranged father or a mother to spend quality time with their child as per the present law.

Moved by the child’s appeal, however, the high court has advised lawmakers that it was now time to amend the provisions of CrPC (section 125) with provision for the estranged parents to spend quality time with their children.
New Haj policy challenged
Jaipur: Rajasthan High Court has issued notices to the secretary, minority affairs department, as well as the Haj Committees of both the Centre and State, over changes in the new Haj policy 2018.
The Single bench of the high court issued notices on a petition by Satoona Bano. The petitioner challenged reducing the number of candidates in one ‘cover’ to a maximum of four adults and not including children more than two years along with the four deprived families to go to Haj together. Besides, the petitioner said, by not allowing the fourth timer under exceptional category or exempted category as was earlier is arbitrary. Besides, it was alleged that the government charges three times the market airfare from the Haj pilgrims. Source : timesofindia



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