The Supreme Court as we speak sought the Centre’s response on a plea looking for uniform “gender and religion neutral” grounds for all residents in awarding upkeep and alimony in matrimonial disputes.
A bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde issued notices to the Union ministries of Home Affairs, Law and Justice and the Women and Child Development on the plea filed by BJP chief and lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay.
The bench, additionally comprising Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian, heard senior advocate Meenakshi Arora on behalf of Ashwini Upadhyay and mentioned, “We are issuing notice with great caution.”
The plea seeks a route to the federal government to take applicable steps to take away the prevailing anomalies within the grounds of upkeep and alimony and make them uniform for all residents with out discrimination on the idea of faith, race, forged, intercourse or place of origin.
The petition, filed by way of advocate Ashwani Kumar Dubey, mentioned regardless of the eloquent provisions within the Constitution, the Central authorities has completely failed to supply even gender-neutral, religion-neutral uniform grounds of upkeep and alimony for all residents.
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