Indian man suing parents for giving birth to him 'without his consent'

The mother of an Indian man who is suing her and his father for having him says she admires her son.

Raphael Samuel, 27, of Mumbai, is reportedly a member of a 'child-free' advocacy group that believes children should not have to suffer life.

Described as an 'anti-natalist,' Raphael is suing his parents for having him without his consent. 

And his mother, Kavita, doesn't seem to be angry about her son taking legal action against her. 

"I must admire my son's temerity to want to take his parents to court knowing both of us are lawyers," she wrote on Facebook. 

"If Raphael could come up with a rational explanation as to how we could have sought his consent to be born, I will accept my fault.

"I'm very happy that my son has grown up into a fearless, independent thinking young man."

After announcing his plan to take legal action against his parents, Raphael told The Print he has a good relationship with them. 

"I love my parents, and we have a great relationship, but they had me for their joy and their pleasure.

"My life has been amazing, but I don't see why I should put another life through the rigamarole of school and finding a career, especially when they didn't ask to exist."

It’s not clear if the move is real or stunt. In the Youtube video Raphael is seen wearing what appears to be a fake beard while he explains why he is suing his parents.