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Plea of Bengaluru Women Claiming herself to be Jayalalithaa Daughter Dismissed by Supreme Court

A plea was filed by a bengaluru women named Amrutha alias Manjula claiming herself to be biological daughter of the former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, late Jayalalithaa has been rejected by the supreme court that the petition is not maintainable under article 32 of constitution.
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A plea was filed by a bengaluru women named Amrutha alias Manjula claiming herself to be biological daughter of the former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, late Jayalalithaa has been rejected by the supreme court that the petition is not maintainable under article 32 of constitution.

The court however has allowed the Amrutha to move to the High Court in this regard. She presently lives in Bangalore.

It was submitted by the Amrutha that she was born in 1980 to Jayalalithaa and after the death of Jayalalithaa she was told by some of her relatives that she was adopted by the Jayalalithaa’s sister Shylaja and her husband Sarathy soon after her birth.

The court however asked the Senior Advocate Indira Jaising, appearing on behalf of the Amrutha that why the petition for DNA testing has not been filed before Madras HC. To which the senior advocate responded that the due to the fragile state of politics in kerala has put the petitioner in an apprehension of danger to life.

It was further submitted by the senior advocate that the petitioner has every right to know about her paternity and if the petition would have been filed in Chennai it would have been a threatening situation for the petitioner. It was further submitted that the petition is liable to be heard in isolation by the supreme court.

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Reviewed by:
Mehak Sharma
Published on 28th Nov, 2017
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