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Same-sex ruling to impact personal laws, says Supreme Court

The court said that the Indian parliament cannot be compared to the British parliament, which is sovereign and has absolute power to make laws

For representational purposes only. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 26, 2023 10:08 AM IST

Succession law: Govt backs provision that prioritises husband’s kin

Under the law, when a Hindu man dies, the properties left behind by him are to be distributed equally among his wife, children and his mother.

The petition argued that sections 15 and 16 of the Act “unveils deeply rooted patriarchal ideology.” (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 18, 2022 08:59 AM IST
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