Enactment of Religion and Gender Neutral Laws is under the Domain of Legislative; Not the Judiciary: SC

The Supreme Court (SC) dismissed a batch of Public Interest Litigations that sought the adoption of gender neutral and religion neutral legislations in matters regarding the divorce, adoption, guardianship, inheritance and maintenance rules across the country. The SC refused to grant relief to the petitioners and stated “The grant of relief in these proceedings would necessitate a direction for the enactment of law. This lies exclusively within the domain of the legislature. It is a well settled position that a mandamus cannot be issued to legislative to enact law.”