Supreme Court: Mother Has the Right to Determine the Surname of a Child

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The SC overturned a high court ruling by allowing a mother the freedom to change her child’s last name. In a ruling that overturned the Andhra Pradesh High Court’s judgment, the Supreme Court stated that the mother, as the child’s sole natural guardian, has the authority to choose the child’s surname. It also stipulated that…