Equality in dignity and rights: A reality for people affected by leprosy
NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet has cleared The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018, on August 1, 2018, seeking to amend the following Acts:
1) The Divorce Act, 1869
2) The Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act, 1939
3) The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955
4) The Special Marriage Act, 1954
5) The Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956
to strike down leprosy as a ground for seeking a divorce.
‘Equality in dignity and rights’ is becoming a reality for people affected by leprosy in India.