Category: ACT in the news

Preet Mandir adoptions: NGOs forward objections to CARA

Date:  2010-10-20 Source: Fifteen days after the Bombay High Court passed an order directing Central Adoption Resource Agency (CARA) to process the adoption applications of 18 children in Preet Mandir, voluntary organisations Sakhi and Advait Foundation have forwarded their objections to CARA.

Adoption agency seeks HC nod to process pending cases

Source: Swati Deshpande, TNN, Sep 21, 2010, 04.25am IST MUMBAI: The Central Adoption and Resource Agency (CARA), the governing agency that looks into the adoption process in India, filed an application before the Bombay HC on Monday, seeking permission to process the 17 pending cases of inter-country adoption.

Newspapers reported it wrongly, says KMMSG

Source: ‘Supreme Court did not allow petitioner to seek information’ It pertains to a case of adoption by a German couple Pune: In a complete turn of events, Pune-based organisation Kusumabai Motichand Mahila Seva Gram (KMMSG), a party to the adoption of Arun Dohle by a German couple, Michel and Gertrude Dohle, has said… Read more »

Dutch teens arrive for reunion with family

Source:  Frontpage Chennai Edition 19.08.2010 Illegal Adoption Landed Them In Netherlands 14 Years Ago Jaya Menon | TNN Kanyakumari: A strong sea breeze whips through Kootupuli, a hamlet dotted with windmills and new houses built post-tsunami. There is much excitement in a cramped, brightly-painted house in the colony over a reunion. This is where two Dutch… Read more »

SC gets hold of ‘missing’ police report in Dohle case

Source: Published: Friday, Aug 13, 2010, 3:51 IST By Rakesh Bhatnagar | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Arun Dohle, an Indian adopted by a German couple 37 years ago, has disputed a police report which omitted the name of NCP leader Sharad Pawar’s brother, Pratap, as having any connection with him. Dohle has been… Read more »

CBI: Preet Mandir funds used to buy diamond necklace, pay hotel bills

Source: 14 August 2010 The special court in Pune on Friday remanded Joginder Singh Bhasin, the managing trustee of Preet Mandir, in judicial custody. Additional sessions judge J D Kulkarni passed the order. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had arrested 71-year-old Bhasin on Monday in Belapur, Navi Mumbai, in connection with the adoption… Read more »

Man claims DNA proof: I’m Pawar brother’s son

Source: Krishnadas Rajagopal Fri Aug 13 2010, 09:22 hrs New Delhi: Adopted by a German couple 37 years ago, Dohle is trying to find his biological mother. IE photo: Renuka Puri ARUN Dohle, 37, is in search of the “young lady” who gave birth to him. Through her, the bespectacled, rather shy man hopes to… Read more »

The rise and fall of Preet Mandir

Source: Mumbai, Aug 11, 2010 | by Kulthe, Bhagyashree The arrest of JS Bhasin, the founding trustee of Balwant Kartar Anand Foundation’s adoption agency, Preet Mandir, is a shocking development as none other than (then president) APJ Abdul Kalam had visited it in February 2005. According to researcher Arun Dhole, Preet Mandir was founded in… Read more »

German seeks Supreme Court help in locating biological Indian mother

Source:   New Delhi:  Thirty five years after he was adopted by a German couple, the Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to examine the plea of a man claiming to be the offspring of the brother of a union minister seeking a direction to help him locate his biological mother. 

It happens only in India: An adoption record in five lines

Source: The 5-year-old record of the inter-country adoption of Daksha Van Dijck, which the Bombay high court had directed its registry to trace, turned out to be four-five handwritten lines in the registry’s record.