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Non-Indian citizenship denies certain rights under adoption proceedings: SC

The Supreme Court of India ruled that the right of a person during adoption proceedings in India as a resident Indian is lost after the person acquires a non-Indian citizenship even though the law does not contemplate such a situation. … Continue reading

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Passports to Children of Single Parents: Govt.

The Government of India has put in place a liberal policy for issue of passports to children of single parents whereby they can obtain passports for their minor children by furnishing an affidavit in the form of Annexure ‘C’ in … Continue reading

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Unwed mother can be a guardian of her child: SC

The Supreme Court of India has held that an unwed mother can be appointed as the legal guardian of her child without the consent of the father. “It is thus abundantly clear that the predominant legal thought in different civil … Continue reading

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Privacy Rights should be protected during litigation: DHC

Raising serious concerns over the disclosure of the most private and personal details by the parties during the matrimonial litigation and thus affecting the privacy rights, the Delhi High Court issued the below directions to the Family Courts in Delhi. … Continue reading

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Parent lines of extant hybrid varieties not ‘novel’: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently ruled that the parent lines of the extant hybrid varieties cannot be considered as ‘novel’ plant varieties for the purposes of registration under the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act. The Court said … Continue reading

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Citizenship to Children Born to Surrogate Indian Mother: MHA

Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has developed guidelines for the foreign nationals intending to visit India for commissioning surrogacy. These guidelines have been notified vide MHA letter no. F No.25022/74/2011-F.I dated 9th July 2012 and have also been circulated to … Continue reading

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Govt can’t impose a language as the only medium of instruction: SC

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court of India ruled that a child has a constitutional right to choose the medium of instruction at the primary school stage and government cannot impose a language, including the mother tongue, as the … Continue reading

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