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Rights Of Illegitimate Children In India

Kritika Kalra, Verendra Kalra & Co.

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


Despite the ever dynamic evolution of humanity, there still remain certain social concepts that carry with them issues of the past. Illegitimacy, stands as one such concern that has been unable to shed the negative connotations attached to it. It is no novel fact that illegitimate children are treated like pariahs in our society. In this paper, fore mostly, I will shed light on the destructive understanding of Illegitimacy and the traumas endured by the victims of such societal perception. Subsequently, I will study the legal mechanisms prevalent in India with respect to the rights of illegitimate children, followed by the parallel understanding of the same concept and its legal protection in USA and Europe.

Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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​All research articles published in The Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research are fully open access. i.e. immediately freely available to read, download and share. Articles are published under the terms of a Creative Commons license which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the IJLLR or its members. The designations employed in this publication and the presentation of material therein do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the IJLLR.

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