What all things a court has to do,even naming a child!We have experience that when a child is born, the families follow their tradition to name the child. The family priest or parish priest or any other similar religious person will be called for the special naming ceremony. Though that name may stay as official name, the parents and other elders may call the child in various pet names of their like and choice. Sometimes the pet name becomes more famous than the official name.
At least rarely we get to see some situations when the mother's family and the father's family differ on name. Each will argue with justifications in their favour. But some compromise will take place and they will find a mutually acceptable solution.
But now, the difference of choice between mother and father of a child has grown to such an extent they had to approach court. The court is thus compelled to do the naming.
To quote Times of India "It fell upon (Kerala High Court )justice AK Jayasankaran Nambiar to pick a name for a five-year-old child from central Kerala as the father, who is a Hindu, rooted for the name 'Abhinav Sachin' whereas the mother, a Christian, wanted 'Johan Mani Sachin'. The court finally decided upon 'Johan Sachin' and ordered for issuing a birth certificate with that name."
While the courts are already overburdened, it is ironical that people are creating more and more disputes and causing more and more litigation unheard of till now. Can we call it the rising intolerance among people?