[size=36]Parliamentary controversy over the Personal Status Law: It harms the child[/size]
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The Parliamentary Legal Committee rejected the amendment in the Personal Status Law with regard to transferring custody to the father instead of the mother, as it harms the interests of the child, indicating that the law, even if it is read first, will be drafted in the relevant parliamentary committees in a manner that serves the interests of all parties.
Member of the Legal Committee Bahar Mahmoud said that "the first reading of the amendment of the Personal Status Law will not change anything from the custody," stressing that "the committee refuses to withdraw it from the mother."
She added, "This amendment robs and harms the rights of the mother and the child, which is contrary to all heavenly religions, which have proven that the mother is more careful about the children than the father until the nation's messenger recommended the mother three times, then the father," noting that "the current text in the Personal Status Law is good and must The custody remains for the mother, but if the mother’s custody harms the child’s interest, then the custody is transferred to the father.
Mahmoud suggested that “there should be a change in the viewing time because the father has a right as well. The viewing time at the present time is two hours and in an inappropriate place, and therefore the place and time of watching must be changed, and it must be 24 hours every week and be in the father’s house, which is a compromise for the benefit of all.” the parties".
For her part, Representative Shibal Hassan Ramadan indicated that "amending the Personal Status Law and changing the paragraph by giving custody of the child to the father and taking it away from the woman is a more dangerous step than the atomic bomb, as it will destroy society," she said.
She added, "We cannot determine the type of circumstance in which a child lives when he is in a lap other than his mother's lap, which makes him lose confidence and tenderness and be exposed to violence, whether from the stepmother or others."
She indicated that "