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Hindu Adoption

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  • March 11, 2020
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Hindu Adoption

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I- Society; GS-II- Polity

In News:

  • Supreme Court has held that a Hindu adoption is not valid unless the man takes prior consent from his wife and that there is actual ceremony of adoption
  • These two conditions were mandated in the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act of 1956

Prelims Value Addition

  • Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) is statutory body of Ministry of Women & Child Development
  • It is established under Juvenile Justice Act, 2015.
  • It is a nodal body for adoption of Indian children.
  • It is mandated to monitor and regulate in-country and inter-country adoptions.
  • It deals in orphan, abandoned or surrendered children.
  • It deals with inter-country adoptions according to Hague Convention on Inter-country Adoption, 1993 ratified by India in 2003.

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