Right Of Illegitimate Children On Parental Property

Utkarsh kumar, Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University)


The term "illegitimate" refers to something that is against the law. Illegitimate children, in this context, are those born outside of a legal marriage. In many respects, not just society but also the law has discriminated against them. There has always been a social stigma attached to a child who was not born to legal parents.

“There are no illegitimate children – only illegitimate parents.” – Leon R. Yankwich

The validity of a child under Hindu law is governed by the legality of the marriage as defined by the Hindu Marriage Act. The Hindu Marriage Act1 covers anyone who is a Sikh, Jain, or Buddhist by faith. As a result, the illegitimacy criterion employed in the previous three religions will be identical to that utilised in Hindu law.

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