Tag: Rights of an Illegitimate Child

Illegitimacy under Hindu Law

Illegitimate means “something which is contrary to law”. Illegitimate children as understood are those children who are not born out of a lawful wedlock. Not just the society but even the law has discriminated against them in many ways. However, with the emergence of a group of people in the society who are rational and liberal in their outlook and do not consider illegitimacy as a stigma, the laws are also being amended accordingly.