Plea in SC seeks uniform, gender-neutral laws for inheritance and succession across religions; says it is necessary for gender-justice

Gender-biased, religion biased personal laws on succession and inheritance are not only against the Constitutional ethos of gender justice but also against the dignity of women, the petitioner states.
Supreme Court
Supreme Court

A petition has been moved in the Supreme Court calling for laws relating to succession and inheritance to be gender-neutral, religion-neutral, and uniform for all citizens, while invoking Articles 14, 15, 21 and 44 of the Constitution and international conventions.

The plea filed through Advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay argues that the varying laws on succession and inheritance which presently prevail are discriminatory against women.

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