Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Saturday, Dec 16, 2006
ePaper
Google



Miscellaneous

News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Classifieds | Jobs | Obituary |

Miscellaneous - This Day That Age Printer Friendly Page   Send this Article to a Friend

dated December 16, 1956: Adoption of daughters

The Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Bill, the last instalment of the Hindu Code legislation, was passed by the Lok Sabha on December 14, after seven hours' debate. The Bill allows the adoption of daughters and also provides rights for women to adopt. As the Bill has already been passed by the Rajya Sabha, and no alterations have been made by the Lower House, it will go to the President for assent. The Minister for Legal Affairs, Mr. H.V. Pataskar, who piloted the Bill, said the present measure was not meant purely from the religious point of view but only as a social reform. Adoption in modern times was not a moral or a religious necessity but a social one. It would have, therefore, to be judged from the secular point of view.

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail



Miscellaneous

News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Classifieds | Jobs | Obituary | Updates: Breaking News |


News Update


The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | The Hindu ePaper | Business Line | Business Line ePaper | Sportstar | Frontline | Publications | eBooks | Images | Home |

Copyright 2006, The Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu