SC listens to statement on separated parents

NEW DELHI: In India, courts mostly grant child custody children to mothers while granting visitation and vocational to fathers in a soured marriage. A PIL in the Supreme Court on Thursday sought resolution of the difficulty faced by the parent who has not got custody of children .

Petitioner requested a bench of Justices , and B R Gavai to lay down guidelines for many parents who are unable to meet and interact with their children because of the lockdown. The bench, which was hearing the PIL through video-conferencing in a virtual courtroom, told the petitioner, “If you have visitation rights, we suggest that electronic instead of physical visits can be substituted in these times.”

The bank said the separated couples could move the family court to an agreement to allow virtual meetings.