Country
Year 2010
Type of Measure Other relevant laws > Family law
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


The Personal Laws (Amendment) Act, 2010 has amended the Guardians and Wards Act, 1890 and the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956. Under sub–section (b) Section 19 of the Guardians and Wards Act, 1890, the mother was not included as guardian along with the father, but with this amendment the mother is included along with the father. Sub-section (c) of Section 8 of the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956 which incapacitates a married woman from taking in adoption on the basis of her marital status, stands amended.

Source of Information

Government of India, National review on Beijing +20, 2015, page 12; CEDAW/ C/IND/4-5 para. 6.

 

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