Children born from void marriages entitled to compassionate appointment, Supreme Court

Shruti Mahajan January 11 2019
section 307

In a recent judgment, the Supreme Court held that children born out of a void marriage are legitimate children, and cannot be denied the benefits of compassionate appointment.

Noting that "children do not choose their parents", the judgment delivered by a Bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah states that to deny compassionate appointment to a child born of a void marriage is "deeply offensive".

"Children do not choose their parents. To deny compassionate . . .

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