Shattered by news on missing child case, eminent economist Dr Padmini writes to Pinarayi Vijayan

Anupama and Ajith

Thiruvananthapuram: Expressing shock and dismay about news on Anupama’s 'child missing case' in Kerala, eminent feminist economist Dr Padmini Swaminathan has written an open letter to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, urging him to assure all aids to the mother who is in search of her baby.

Dr Padmini, a former director of Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS), in her letter, has cited a news report on the incident. The case shattered her as this happened in Kerala, a state which is considered exemplary on the social development front, she wrote.

The letter alleges that the entire government machinery worked in an orchestrated manner to keep the baby away from its parents. The matter has been made intentionally complicated and all cobwebs need to be uncoiled to resolve the issue, Dr Padmini wrote. She pointed out that the incident reveals deep roots of 'destructive fatherhood dominance' in the family and the ruling political parties. Many conspired to teach Ajith and Anupama a lesson for sidestepping from the expected notion, she wrote.

It is a case of crimes including kidnap and theft, she says.

The letter urged the CM to take all the necessary measures in his capacity to make the process for getting the baby less complicated.

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