The minister for women and child development appealed to Sushma Swaraj on account of a petition filed by a single mother on change.org
GN Bureau | July 16, 2016
Maneka Gandhi has requested minister for external affairs Sushma Swaraj that for passports of children being raised by single mothers should be allowed to exclude their father's name.
This was done after a divorced mother launched an online petition with the demand.
Priyanka Gupta, a single mother from Delhi, was abandoned by her husband when she gave birth to a baby girl. She started a petition on change.org after the passport office reportedly insisted on having her husband's name in her daughter's passport. The mother did not wish to include his name.
She started this petition three weeks ago with a single signature, and now has 45,696 supporters.
You can read the petition here
On Friday, Maneka Gandhi who received the petition replied “I have asked the Minister for External Affairs Smt. Sushma Swaraj to get necessary modifications done in the rules for issuance of passports.” Read the reply here
On the same day she tweeted 6 times to urge Sushma Swaraj for modifications in passport.
The petitions involved cases in which the father had abandoned the mother & the Court had granted custody of the child to the mother. (2/6)— Maneka Gandhi (@Manekagandhibjp) July 15, 2016
The Delhi HC on July 15, 2016, stated that it was not essential to mention the name of the father if the mother & child so desired. (4/6)— Maneka Gandhi (@Manekagandhibjp) July 15, 2016
Statistics reveal that no. of single parents in the country is increasing both by way of conscious decision & by breakdown of marriages. 5/6— Maneka Gandhi (@Manekagandhibjp) July 15, 2016
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