Parents must let go of their egos for welfare of children: HC

The petitioner sought direction to Thiruvannamalai SP and Inspector, AWPS, Thandarampattu, Thiruvannamalai district to produce her four-year-old minor boy from the illegal custody of her husband Suresh.
Madras High Court
Madras High Court

CHENNAI: Observing that ego and love will not travel together, the Madras High Court held that the parents must shut down their egos for the welfare of their children.

The bench of Justice S Vaidyanathan and Justice C Saravanan made these observations on dismissing a habeas corpus petition filed by one Karthiga.

The petitioner sought direction to Thiruvannamalai SP and Inspector, AWPS, Thandarampattu, Thiruvannamalai district to produce her four-year-old minor boy from the illegal custody of her husband Suresh.

R Muniyapparaj, Additional Public Prosecutor, submitted that it was the petitioner, who had left her minor son in the custody of her husband and gone to her parental home to deliver the second child as early as in the year 2020.

The APP also noted that when the petitioner came to know that her husband had applied for divorce in 2021, she filed a complaint as if he kidnapped the minor boy.

Recording the submissions, the judges held that it is always to be remembered that parents must shut down their egos for the welfare of their children.

“In a case regarding a custody matter, the HC already observed that husband and wife must realize that ego and intolerance are like footwear and should be left out of their house when they enter the home, else, the child/children will have to face a miserable life, ” the judges held.

The judges also advised that the parties should bear in mind that ego is just a small three-letter word, which can destroy a big twelve-letter word called relationship.

Further, the judge dismissed the petition observing that it cannot, by any stretch of the imagination, be said that the child is in illegal custody. “Petitioner to work out her remedy before the appropriate forum, ” the bench held.

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