Australian Mother Seeks Return of Son from India to Australia

Australian Wife and Indian Husband have a Son together. They divorce.

Ex-Husband plans to take couple’s Son to India for a visit. Ex-Wife’s mother plans to accompany Son and Ex-Husband on trip.

Shortly after arriving in Mumbai, Ex-Husband takes Son out and Ex-Wife’s mother is served in an Indian child custody action.

Ex-Wife has only been able to speak to Son once since that incident.

To make matters worse, this all happens when Mumbai is under terrorist attack and foreigners are asked to leave by the government. Son is an Australian citizen.

The Australian government is trying to assist Ex-Wife in returning Son to Australia.

But India is not a party to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

Read more in this Sydney Morning Herald article: A mother’s worst nightmare.