International child abduction

Following are some relevant judgments on international child abduction by mother bringing child to India with a view to depriving father of child access/custody and using child as a leverage for her own interests. In many cases, the child abduction is against existing court orders in the foreign country where the couple and child were residing.

India is as yet not a signatory to Hague Convention on international child custody and abduction related issues. Till India ratifies it, judgments can be used to find precedents about similar situations.

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