Gujarat Child Rights Commission seeks report on daughter after parents announced embracing monkhood

Amidst celebrations for a Madhya Pradesh based Jain couple embracing monkhood

Amidst celebrations for a Madhya Pradesh based Jain couple embracing monkhood leaving behind ‘Rs 100 crores worth property’ and a 3-yr-old daughter, the Gujarat child rights panel has sought a report from the civil administration and the police about steps taken to secure the three-year-old daughter’s future.

The couple Sumit Rathore and his wife Anamika had last week announced their decision to become monks under the Shwetambar (white-clad) order of their religion. The deeksha (initiation) ceremony will take place at Surat under Sadhumargi Jain Acharya Ramlal Maharaj but a person had recently filed a query under the Right to Information Act with the Gujarat State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (GSCPCR) in the case. GSCPCR has directed police commissioner and the collector of Surat to find out what steps the couple have taken for their daughter’s future and give an elaborate report on the issue. While most of the couple’s family members who have arrived in Surat remained tight-lipped about the fate of the child, some others told reporters that the couple’s family members will take care of the child.

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