SANTA SHARMA vs SUSHIL SHARMA. SC of India. 16/02/2000

Wife abducts kid from US to India. Wife also claims that Husband is an alcoholic. One of the children is a girl aged 5.

India NOT a signatory to the Hague convention – either the 1900 convention or the latest “..Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction..”.

The convention can be found at http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act=conventions.text&cid=24

Signatories to 1980 convention http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act=conventions.status&cid=24 Court opines that one child is a five year old girl child and the two children cannot be separated from each other. Father’s habits also are discussed.

Wife gets custody.

More at

santa-sharma-v-sushil-sharma-custody-of-children.pdf

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