CPI(M) hails NCWS` move to hand over kids to uncle

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 21:22

New Delhi: leader Brinda Karat on Tuesday
termed as a "big step forward" Norwegian Child Welfare
Service`s decision to award the custody of two Indian children
to their uncle and said she was waiting for the report of the
Special Envoy in the case.

Karat, who has been in the forefront of the campaign to
bring the two children back to India, said the Norwegian Child
Welfare Service has changed its earlier position and has
decided to award their custody to the brother of their father.

"It is a big step forward. The Norwegian CWS has taken
back its earlier statements and position, but we have to wait
for the Special Envoy`s report," she told PTI.

Karat also said a decision on lifting the sit-in by the
grandparents of the two kids outside the Norwegian Embassy
here will be taken only after the report comes.

"There are some issues which are yet to be clarified.
Some issues are quite ambiguous and we need clarifications. It
is best to wait," she said.

Two children --Abhigyan and Aishwarya -- are under foster
care in Norway.

Monotosh Chakrabarty, grandfather of the children, said
he has no information in this regard from the Government.

"We have no information about that. When Government
confirms something then I will say," he said.

In a breakthrough in the NRI children custody row, the
Norwegian Child Welfare Service today decided to award the
custody of two children to the brother of their father
enabling him to bring them back to India.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 21:22

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