Kindly share your core views on The personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2010 on;
1.1. Is there a need to amend S. 8 of Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, 1956 so as to remove the incapacity of a married women to take in adoption of a son or daughter merely on the basis of her marital status?
For ease S. 8 HAMA is reproduced here:
S. 8 . 8. Capacity of a female Hindu to take in adoption
Any female Hindu-
(a) who is of sound mind,
(b) who is not a minor, and
(c) who is not married, or if married, whose marriage has been dissolved or whose
husband is dead or has completely and finally renounced the world or has ceased to
be a Hindu or has been declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be of
unsound mind, has the capacity to take a son or daughter in adoption.
Kindly share your detailed critical views on Personal Laws (Amendment) affecting
S. 8 HAMA.