NGO wants to bring back kids from Norway
Kolkata: A Kolkata-based NGO has appealed to
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna to assist it in bringing
back to India the two children who are in the midst of a
custody row in Norway.
The NGO, India`s Smile, which had earlier urged the
government to bring back Abhigyan (3) and Aishwaraya (1),
children of Anurup and Sagarika Bhattacharya, residing in
Oslo, said it was willing to bear all expenses in bringing
them up till they attained the age of 18.
Secretary trustee of the NGO, Rajeev Sarkar said here
that it was his organisation which had first alerted the
Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs about the plight of the
two children in Oslo on December 19 last year.
He claimed that thereafter M K Pande, the Ministry`s
under secretary, had contacted him and informed him that the
government would move in the matter under the UN Convention of
the Rights of the Child.
The children were taken away by Norway`s Stavanger Child
Welfare Services last May on grounds of `emotional disconnect`
and put in foster care.
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