The next hearing of the Norway NRI couple’s case of a diplomatic row, set on March 23 by a Norway court, has hoped the couple that their suffering of fighting for the custody of their two young children will end soon.
Expressing thanks to govt. for giving huge support and efforts, Anurup Bhattacharya, father of two Indian children who held in Norway on Tuesday said, “We are really thankful to SM Krishna for whatever support he provided us. I have no words to express my gratitude. It was the most agonoising moment for me and my wife. The support we got was overwhelming and our thanks and regard to all.”
Govt is supporting with full efforts to finding an expeditious and amicable solution to the custody row, for that India’s special envoy Madhusudhan Ganapathi, Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs Ministry rushed to Norway on Monday to met Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store.
Although no clarification has brought inside of govt about what is outcome of yesterday meeting, but it is expected that discussion was of positive and both govt. cooperate with each other over custody row.
In last year of May, two children, Abhigyan (3) and Aishwarya (1) were taken under protective care by the Norwegian Child Welfare Services, on the ground of “emotional disconnect” with the parents. As per local Norwegian court’s directions, children were placed in foster parental care.
And last week, NRI couple had applied for extending the residence permits of Abhigyan and Aishwarya, prompting India to launch a renewed diplomatic offensive to expedite a solution to the issue.
However Bhattacharya hoped for the best and he has fully confident to be succeed in getting custody of Abhigyan and Aishwarya as the children will be able to return to India after the court hearing.
On Monday in support of BJP and Left leaders, the grandparents of children had protested outside the Norweign Embassy in Delhi demanding Norwegian government send the kids back to India immediately.