Amazingly Xenophobia and a misunderstanding of the rights of international citizens is alive and well in Norway.

The numbers are like this: About 60,000 children are born in Norway each year. The CPS starts about 30,000 investigations annually. About half of these investigations result in some kind of action taken against the family, up to and including even worse things than the Bhattacharya family has experienced so far.

via: Children of Indian couple kidnapped by Norway govt agency | nmalayalam.

My Wife just finished watching a show on POLSAT (she is polish) about a Polish couple living in Norway. The father of the daughter went back to Poland for a week because his mother died and the daughter was upset for 2 days in school. The teacher noticed this and called the Child Protection Services of Norway. They told the child that next day to bring her favorite Toy to school, and when she didn’t return home from school, they were informed that the Government of Norway had taken this child into custody, and if their case was not resolved in 6 weeks, that child would stay in foster care till they were 18!

Here are a few links to stories like this: The Polish one has a video of the entire encounter. At this moment my wife is looking to find it as it was on TV Polonia at 1:30 this afternoon March 19th and she caught up with it in the middle of the story.

Children of Indian couple kidnapped by Norway govt agency | nmalayalam.

http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/norway-custody-row-top-10-developments-178918

http://www.newsinenglish.no/2011/07/01/kidnapped-girl-out-of-reach/

http://www.opendemocracy.net/wajahat-qazi/case-of-stolen-children-notes-on-scandinavian-state-and-society

-Cameron Michaels