Norway child custody: We want restoration of Aryan to his natural parents, says EAM Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 27 December 2016, 11:23 AM
EAM Sushma Swaraj (Image: PTI)
EAM Sushma Swaraj (Image: PTI)

After holding a meeting with authorities in Norway concerning the custody of a child of an Indo-Norwegian family, India on Tuesday made it clear that it wants the five-and-a-half year boy united with his natural parents.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj taking a strong stand on the issue refused to accept that foster parents can take better care of the child than natural parents.

Swaraj in a series of tweets, said “Our Ambassador in Norway is meeting the Norwegian authorities today regarding Aryan. I refuse to accept that foster parents can take better care of the child than the natural parents.

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“The foster parents are totally ignorant of the Indian culture and our food habits. We want restoration of Aryan to his natural parents.”

Norwegian authorities have taken away minor son of Indian national Gurvinderjit Kaur and her husband, who is a Norwegian national, on grounds of frivolous complaint of abuse.

Kaur had also written to the Ministry seeking help in getting back her son, who has been taken away by the Norway Child Welfare Services.

This is the third case since 2011 when children have been taken away from their Indian-origin parents by the authorities in Norway on the grounds of abuse.

With Inputs from PTI

First Published: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 10:35 AM

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