With the idea of starting a wide-ranging and serious conversation on the issues raised in this website, we have tied-up …
SAVE YOUR CHILD FROM UNICEF by Suranya Aiyar, August 2015
A study of UNICEF’s biased and false claims about Indian parents
The Iron Hand that Rocks the Cradle by Marianne Haslev Skanland, The Hindu, 2012
Almost all families attacked by Norway’s ‘child protection services’ are good and loving. Some need help, but most of them need nothing other than to be left in peace.
Foster Care: Its Time to Think Out of the Box by Suranya Aiyar
“We must reject the ideology of the Western child welfare services that makes a split between the interest of the child on the on hand and the presence of parents and extended family in its life on the other.”
Understanding and Responding to Child Confiscation by Social Service Agencies
Suranya Aiyar surveys the principles and practices of Western child protection systems. Published in 2012 in Pravasi Today.
Chopping and Changing to Suit Its Ends by Suranya Aiyar
Suranya Aiyar writes: “The blanket confidentiality under which the Norwegian Child Welfare Service (CWS) operates is exceptional in family law and extraordinary for a public authority in a democracy……In the age of WikiLeaks, the Norwegian tolerance for a powerful public authority like the CWS deflecting inquiry by pointing to a confidentiality rule is strange.” Reflections on how confidentiality laws could be are shielding the mistakes and bias of the Norwegian child protection agency. Published in 2012 in the Hindustan Times.
What Does Gunnar Toresen Know About Children? by Suranya Aiyar
On the removal of children from a Bengali family by Norway’s notorious child protection agency in the famous Bhattacharya Case of 2012, Suranya Aiyar writes; “those who speak of racism and cultural intolerance only skim the surface of what is happening here. The question to be asked is what grotesque conception of family, of babyhood, of motherhood is at work here?” Published in 2012 by Kafila.
The Curious Case of ‘Child Protection’ in Norway by Prof. Marianne Haslev Skanland
Overview of the Norwegian child protection services in the context of the case an Indian family, the Bhattacharyas, whose children were taken into foster care. Published by Pravasi Today in 2012.