Krishna welcomes end of Norway custody row

   Apr 24, 11:19 am

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Tuesday welcomed a Norway court's decision to allow two Indian kids to return home in the company of their paternal uncle.

"I am delighted to welcome back the two children... they belong to India, they are Indian nationals. I am confident that their uncle will take care of them. I thank the Government of Norway, and in particular, the Foreign Minister, for his constructive approach. All is well that ends well," said Krishna.

The kids - Abhigyan and Aishwarya-arrived here this morning and were received by their maternal grandparents.

On Monday, a Norwegian court had handed over the two NRI children in foster care to their paternal uncle, ending months of a custody row that saw India stepping up diplomatic pressure on Norway to send the kids back.

Norway's Children Welfare Service (CWS), which had kept the children in foster care since May last year, made a recommendation to the Stavanger District court that the children's custody should be given to the uncle and that they should be allowed to return to India.

Three-year-old Abhigyan and one-year-old Aishwarya have been placed in the care of two different foster families in Norway. The Norwegian authorities have said the children were taken away, as their parents, Sagarika and Anurup, were not taking proper care of them. he parents, however, claimed that the authorities took exception to the cultural differences such as sleeping with the children and breastfeeding the daughter at scheduled times, as opposed to when she cried. (ANI)

Prime Minister Modi assures that India remains committed to help Afghans Aug 29, 9:46 pm
New Delhi, Aug 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi while interacting to the Japanese media said here on Friday that India will remain committed to help Afghans build a strong, independent and prosperous country.
Full Story
Upcoming meeting with Obama a challenge to realize true potential of Indo-US relationship: PM Modi Aug 29, 9:46 pm
New Delhi, Aug 29 (ANI): During his interaction with the Japanese media, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Friday that he approaches his meeting with the President of United States Barack Obama, scheduled to be held in Washington next month, as a challenge to realise the true potential of the relationship between India and the US.
Full Story
Harsh Vardhan calls for heightened road safety regime to avoid trauma Aug 29, 9:33 pm
Mussourie, Aug 29 (ANI): Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan at a function today called for a heightened road safety regime.
Full Story
PM Modi to leave for Japan on August 30 Aug 29, 9:33 pm
New Delhi, Aug 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Japan on Saturday August 30. He would be leaving New Delhi early morning tomorrow.
Full Story
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY