- Posted January 25, 2014 by
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Paternity Fraud is a child rights issue
There are many cases that are coming up to Indian men’s rights groups where men do not get any legal recourse for paternity fraud by their wife and ultimately has to settle for divorce by paying maintenance to the child and even to their wife at times.
Paternity Fraud resulting out of this adultery by the wife, is a crime that affects children the most. In Indian society pre marital or extra marital affairs is no more a taboo and hence women enjoy sex in every possible way they want. However, it is the men who have to undergo extreme cruelty under each of these cases. They are either termed rapists later or bear with paternity fraud about their children.
Children being young do not understand the impact in the initial years and they take their mother’s words to be true for their paternity. Many a times they need to accept someone other than their biological father as their own father and most of the time they accept this without any knowledge that they are being cheated by their mother.
With changing social scenario India needs to take this into cognizance and stop child abuse in the form of paternity fraud. Children deprived of their real fathers are forced to live with either their single mother or with someone else who doesn’t care about them. As a result these children suffer from cruelty from their mother as well as their new father. These are the children who resort to crime and drug abuse at a later stage.
Paternity needs to be viewed as a child rights issue rather than a women’s rights issue. This child abuse needs to be stopped at the earliest and every child need to be given a right to know the name of the real biological father. It is thus fruitful to conduct a DNA paternity test at the birth of every child as a compulsory measure to determine the paternity of the child to establish this right and stop this child abuse.
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