Bill introduced in Lok Sabha to remove leprosy as ground for divorce

Leprosy is all set to be removed as a ground for divorce from statute books in India. Hon’ble Minister of State for Law, Shri P. P. Chaudhary today introduced the Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018 in Lok Sabha.

Equality in dignity and rights: A reality for people affected by leprosy

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

Moving women to the forefront of human rights

The Leprosy Mission Trust India’s WEALTH project (Women’s Empowerment through Advocacy, Livelihood Training and Health) organised a gender awareness programme in Ramnagar village of Barabanki district, in Uttar Pradesh, in partnership with District Legal Service Authority (DLSA), on April 12.