Routinely asked about fake adoption papers on social media, the paper is an increasingly common form of parental submission that has sparked concern.
A recent study by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights found that 1.9 crore papers were submitted by parents to the court in 2015, an increase of nearly 1,000% since 2008.
In 2017, 1.7 crore papers, a whopping 4.4% of all submissions, were rejected.
“I’ve received some complaints about the paper in my home, which is not a regular paper.
But we need to look at this as a new form of submission,” said NCPCLR secretary Gaurav Kumar, who added that “parents are being asked to file these papers.
There are no valid reasons behind it.”
While some parents have started submitting their papers to court, others have been more cautious.
“The court has been sending us papers.
We’ve been waiting for the response from them.
If they reply and they do not give us any reason, we will file our complaint with the court,” said Gautam, a mother of three who submitted her paper at his home.”
We are not sure whether they will allow it or not.
It is a big issue, as the court has to take a final call on it,” he added.