What are the rules when car seats are fitted?
Posted On June 22, 2021
India’s new car seat law is likely to be the biggest hurdle for car manufacturers to overcome when trying to get more women into the workforce.
The Supreme Court on Monday decided to hear the case of an elderly woman in Kerala, who had to spend nearly two years in hospital after suffering a severe head injury while riding her son in a new car.
The court has set a deadline of August 31 to finalise the final ruling on the case, which could see women in India lose their right to vote.
The woman, aged 81, was riding her daughter in the vehicle when she was hit by a car in the town of Kanchipuram, on the coast of Kerala state, on February 22, 2016.
She was rushed to a hospital where she spent two months in intensive care.
In a ruling, the apex court said the woman was entitled to vote under the Indian constitution but she was denied that right in the country’s latest legal framework.
The case, brought by the woman’s husband, the husband of another woman, has triggered protests and outrage across the country.
It also comes as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set up an advisory committee to deal with women’s issues.