The Supreme Courtroom immediately refused to entertain pleas looking for a path to the Centre to border faith and gender-neutral uniform legal guidelines governing topics like marriage, divorce, inheritance and alimony, saying it can not direct Parliament to “enact the regulation”.
A bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and justices P S Narasimha and J B Pardiwala took notice of the submissions of Solicitor Common that the problem fell beneath the area of the legislature and therefore the pleas can’t be entertained.
“This concern completely falls beneath the area of the legislature and a writ of mandamus can’t be issued to Parliament (to enact legal guidelines),” stated the bench whereas disposing of pleas together with the PILs filed by lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay.
The bench was listening to petitions looking for a path to the federal government for enacting uniform faith and gender-neutral legal guidelines on all kinds of points.
Upadhyay had filed 5 separate petitions looking for path to the Centre to border faith and gender-neutral uniform legal guidelines for divorce, adoption, guardianship, succession, inheritance, upkeep, marriage age, and alimony.
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