Rights of parents irrelevant when deciding custody of child: Supreme Court

The Court said that the issue regarding custody of a minor child and the issue of the repatriation of the child to the native country has to be addressed on the sole criteria of the welfare of the minor.
Custody of child
Custody of child

In a battle for custody of child, the rights of the parents are irrelevant and it is the child's welfare which is paramount, the Supreme Court observed on Wednesday [Vasudha Sethi v Kiran Bhaskar].

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