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Bill introduced to remove discrimination in personal laws

Friday - August 10, 2018 8:44 pm , Category : INDIA
 Bill introduced to remove discrimination in personal laws
Bill introduced to remove discrimination in personal laws
New Delhi Aug 10 (IANS) A bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday to omit provisions discriminatory towards leprosy patients from different personal laws.
The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill 2018 was introduced by Minister of State for Law and Justice P. P. Chaudhary.
It seeks to amend the Divorce Act 1869 Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act 1939 the Hindu Marriage Act 1955 the Special Marriage Act 1954 and the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act 1956 to strike down leprosy as a ground for seeking divorce.
The statement of objects and reasons of the bill says that leprosy was now completely curable but the old legislative provisions discriminating the persons affected by leprosy continued at various levels.
"The bill would ensure elimination of discrimination against the leprosy affected persons and provide for their integration into mainstream of society " the statement said.

--IANS ps-sid/ahm/sed

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