India Takes No Action for American Child Abducted to India

A father has not seen his son for more than a year.

The boy’s mother took the boy on a vacation to India.

And never returned.

India is not a party to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. And India does not view child abduction as a crime.

As a result, India law enforcement reportedly will not act in cases such as this father’s.

As his last resort, the father has sought the aid of India’s apex child’s rights council because, he argues, his son has been denied contact with his father. He has also contacted the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights.

The boy in this case is a US citizen, and lived in the US for years prior to his abduction. Even under Indian law, his case should be heard in the US.

But …

Read more in this Telegraph – Calcutta article: NRI dads fight for ‘abducted’ children.