A single mother Sneh Gupta from Vadodara was joyous at getting her twin six-year-olds admission to a private school until she was asked to fill a column that required her to fill their father’s name. Gupta had walked out of her marriage after which she got into a relationship with a friend of hers and got pregnant in October 2014. The biological father refused to take responsibility and hence Gupta abandoned him deciding to be a mother to the twins.
Gupta has raised her twins single-handedly so when the DEO demanded her to provide the school with some documents pertaining to the Non-Existent father or her divorce, she outright denied it. The school refrained from giving admission to the kids if Gupta did not provide some documentation about the children’s father. To this, Gupta said that she has chosen to be a mother and she has also played the role of a father to her kids so she would not add their biological father’s name in any document.
Shivangi Shastri, the Education inspector further explained that they have witnessed such cases earlier where the child’s father later turns up and questions the school for giving admission to his kids without his knowledge which puts the school in trouble. Gupta rued to this stating that society has already made life tough for single mothers, especially if the kids are born out of wedlock and now she has to deal with such issues for providing a decent education to her kids.