There may be illegitimate parents but no illegitimate children: Karnataka High Court urges parliament to bring law on legitimacy of children

The High Court quashed a circular which had directed that the second wife of a man or her children will not be eligible for compassionate appointment if the marriage had taken place during subsistence of first marriage.

In a landmark Judgement, the Karnataka High Court has held while there may be illegitimate parents, there cannot be illegitimate children and law should, therefore, recognize the latter and confer them equal protection and rights [K Santhosha vs Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited].

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