In a public interest litigation (PIL) petition seeking uniform grounds for adoption and guardianship across the country, regardless of religion or gender differences the Supreme Court of India sought the response of the Central government the Law Commission of India on 29th January, Friday. A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde issued a notice to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, the Union Law Ministry and the Law Commission of India. The pleas in this matter were those related to uniform grounds in the subjects of divorce, alimony and maintenance. It was emphasized that this would strengthen tolerance, brotherhood and fraternity and put a stop to the hatred.
“Rights of property, recognition of being legal heir and fundamental right to dignity and equality will be granted to both, adopted child and spouse without gender and religious discrimination.”
It also stated that the uniform law will curb the confusion. Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay who is a BJP leader, a lawyer and also a part of another similar PIL moved the Court for this petition. The notice was issued by the Court on 16th December 2020.