Maneka urges to remove father’s name for single-mothers children’s passport

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


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Maneka urges to remove father’s name for single-mother’s children’s passport

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.
 

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