SC seeks WB Legal Aid Services Authority help for twins custody

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New Delhi, May 11 (UNI) Children are the worst victims in a broken marriage.

The Supreme Court has sought the help of West Bengal Legal Aid Services Authority to explore the possibilities of an amicable settlement between an estranged couple so that their minor twins can get the love and care of both the parents.

The boy, aged five, stays with his mother Soma, while his twin sister stays with her father Sanjay. Now the mother is demanding the custody of both the children, while father is also making a similar demand.

A bench comprising Justice C K Thakker and D K Jain, while fixing May 14 for hearing the case requested the Legal Services Authority to submit its report to the court whether any solution to the problem is possible.

According to experts opinion, mother is the natural guardian in case of the children upto five years of age.

In view of the tough stands taken by the parties, the apex court on May 9 decided to involve West Bengal State Legal Aid Authority in exploring the possibilities to do justice to the two innocent children, who are suffering for no fault.

The twins were born on May 19, 2003 and according to research must live and grow in the company of each other as such company is conducive for their proper growth as well for development of their personality.

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