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Tuesday, 21 June 2011

FATHER’S DAY: Papas out in pursuit of happiness

FATHER’S DAY: Papas out in pursuit of happiness
Publication: The Times Of India Bangalore; Date: Jun 19, 2011; Section: Times City; Page: 4
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Bangalore: For every daddy, the little one is an apple of his eye. Distanced from their heart-throbs on the eve of Fathers’ Day it was only natural for them to vent out their anguish. Separated from their wives, woebegone fathers came together under the umbrella of Crisp (Children’s Rights Initiative For Shared Parenting), an NGO that focuses on furthering rights of children to remain connected withboth parents,even after a couple’s separation.
Daddy dears demanded family law reforms, immediate halt to abuse of Section 498A(dowry harassment) and more accesstotheir kids.

“Conflict between parents will reduce and the mental and emotional health of children will improve when divorcing parents can be assured of equal and meaningful contact. They should also stop wasting precious time in the court,” said Kumar Jaghirdar, president Crisp. Stressing on equal rights for both parents, Jaghirdar observed that in divorce and separation cases, often one of the parents deprive the child of the love and care of theother.
 “This is one of the worst forms of child abuse, as the kidsuffersfrompsychological damage resulting in disorders like parental alienation syndrome and reactive associative disorders that warp a child’s development,” said Kesava Vishwanathan, a design engineer who’s a single parent.

Separated parents craving to be with their little ones came together on the eve of Father's Day in Bangalore on Saturday.

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