Supreme Court case on guardianship
On discovering that she was not the natural guardian of her then minor son, Githa Hariharan decided to challenge the relevant sections of the Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act, 1956 and the Guardian and Wards Act, 1890 that violate the equality promised by Articles 14 and 15 of the Indian constitution. Indira Jaising and the Lawyers' Collective filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court on behalf of Githa Hariharan and her husband, Mohan Rao.
Githa Hariharan & Another vs. Reserve Bank of India & Another was heard together
with Vandana Shiva v. Jayanta Bandhopadhaya, and the Bench presided over by Chief
Justice A.S. Anand held in a 1999 judgment that under Hindu law, the mother is
also the guardian of her minor children along with the father.
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Selected Interviews - Reviews - Notices
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