The trauma of children whose parents are involved in matrimonial dispute has drawn the attention of the Delhi High Court, which said couples often remain unmindful of the psychological, mental and physical impact it has on kids.
The court said children are worst sufferers "who not only get deprived of love, care and affection of one of their parents but practically become targets for the parties to score over one another in this mad race and obsession of winning possession, exclusive control and custody of the children".
Expressing concern over the changing behaviour of the children due to the differences between their parents, Justice Kailash Gambhir said "The marital discord sometimes reaches a stage where parties are unmindful of what psychological, mental and physical impact it has on children."
"Children, whose parents seek divorce, witness negative family interaction prior to a divorce and also experience many life transitions and strained familial relationship after divorce," the judge said.
The observations came while dealing with a petition of a man seeking custody of his daughter from his estranged wife.