The case pertained to the custody of a couple’s four-year-old daughter, where the trial court had ordered the child to be handed over to her mother for 19 hours every week. The Punjab and Haryana High Court made this remark while dismissing the father’s petition seeking quashing of this order.
Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has held that even the biological father of the child cannot take the place of the mother in the life of a child.
According to the Indian Express report, the High Court dismissed the petition of a father seeking quashing of the order passed by the Additional Sessions Judge, Pathankot.
In fact, the trial court had ordered the four-year-old girl to be handed over to her mother for 19 hours every week.
The petitioner father had submitted before the High Court that the trial court did not consider it while ordering that the child would suffer trauma while interacting with various people during her stay with the mother for certain period every weekend.
The petition said that the girl child cannot be forced to meet her mother as she is not emotionally attached to the mother. It was also said that on November 11, 2020, the girl child was found corona infected, due to which her health is not at all good.
At the same time, the mother’s counsel submitted before the court that the petitioner (father) has failed to comply with the court’s order dated June 10, 2020.
In fact, the lower court had directed the girl to interact with the mother daily through video conferencing. Twice a day, from eight in the morning to six in the evening, instructions were given to make the child talk to the mother for at least half an hour.
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