Divorced dads unite for custody rights

MUMBAI: With more and more men finding themselves locked in slow-moving and often bitter legal battles to get at least shared legal custody of their kids, some fiesty fathers are banding together in Mumbai.
The result of the bonding—between dads as diverse as businessmen and bankers and call-centre executives and ad agency creative heads—is a new group called Children in the Centre (CITC). The group’s aim is to support and fight for the rights of mostly fathers, but mothers who are temporarily separated from their kids during messy divorce battles are welcome as well.
The latest data from the family court in Bandra shows there were 7,781 matrimonial cases pending as of July 31 this year; 178 of them were exclusively custody petitions.

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