SC is in search of a response from the middle on pleas for frequent floor governing marriage, divorce, and alimony
The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Union government to file a response to a number of PILs, including attorney and BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, for unified grounds to settle marriage, divorce and alimony.
A bench of Chief Justice UU Lalit and Justice S Ravindra Bhat asked the Center for a detailed response on four PILs from Upadhyay and one each from Lubna Qureshi and Doris Mortin.
Attorney General Tushar Mehta, who appeared for the center, asked for time to submit the response.
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The chamber, which also wondered whether mandates could be given to the legislature, was also informed by an intervener that identical pleas in law had previously been dismissed by the court.
For his part, Upadhyay clarified that his earlier lawsuit related to the Unified Civil Code, which was withdrawn to make a presentation to the Judiciary Commission.
The plea sought uniform grounds for divorce, alimony and alimony, and the elimination of discriminatory practices prevalent in different communities for violating fundamental rights to equality.
It claimed minimum marriage ages, grounds for divorce, custody, guardianship, adoption, alimony, succession and inheritance were the worldly activities.
Therefore, it is the duty of the state to ensure that men and women have a uniform age for marriage, grounds for divorce, alimony and alimony, succession and inheritance, adoption and guardianship, in the spirit of Articles 14, 15, 21 of the Constitution and international conventions cause of action.