'Wrong to brand everything concerning Islam anti-women': Lawyer-activist Flavia Agnes speaks on darul qazas, triple talaq
Studies have shown that the main beneficiaries of Islamic alternative dispute resolutions largely consist of women, agitating for divorce, land and other family disputes.
Partners in live-in relationships in India can hope for better rights, if earlier verdicts are anything to go by
The Supreme Court currently examining a case to determine whether a live-in relationship can be treated as a de-facto marriage and whether a man can be held liable to pay his partner maintenance if the relationship ends because of refusal to marry.
SC to examine whether live-in relationship can be considered 'de facto' marriage, says civil liability on male partners after break-up
The Supreme Court decided to examine whether civil liability can be put on a man who refused a promise to marry a woman after a live-in relationship and a consensual sexual relationship, by treating such a relationship as "de-facto" marriage.
Applicability of Domestic Violence Act 2005 religion-neutral, does not exclude Muslim women, rules Bombay High Court
The provisions of the Domestic Violence Act, 2005, are aimed at protecting the rights of women effectively and do not exclude Muslim women from its purview, the Bombay High Court has ruled
Unnao and Kathua rape cases: Changes in substantial law meaningless until accompanied by changes in procedural law
The narrative of change in law, which is usually the main standpoint of protests in the wake of such incidents, is therefore self-defeating and mostly results in the number of false cases, with no effect on the deterrence of that particular crime
Triple talaq Bill is flawed in its present form; Rajya Sabha must amend it or send it to the dustbin
In its current form, the triple talaq Bill is designed to keep the issue alive for electoral and political purposes. It is definitely not a reform in Muslim family law.
In April 2017, the AIMPLB argued that Muslim personal law permitted triple talaq though it was a sin and also called for the social boycott of instant triple talaq.
Hindu Marriage Act must keep up with times to provide protection to partners, children in live-in relationships
The scope of marriage under the HMA must be expanded to accommodate the changes in society and to provide legal protection to the rights of partners and children born out of non-marriages.
As the issue of triple talaq is being debated in the Supreme Court, a city court has ruled that the marriage performed by a Muslim woman during the iddat (waiting) period is not void.
The Supreme Court on Monday said it cannot force ace tennis player Leander Paes and his estranged live-in partner Rhea Pillai to arrive at a settlement in a maintenance case, even after having accorded them in-chamber hearing.
For every woman in corporate India who is abused, there is an abuser perhaps sitting right next to you at work.
By all accounts, the Court’s attempts at making the law gender neutral is contrary to the lived reality of the women who are abused at home on a regular basis.
In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court has widened the scope of the Domestic Violence Act by ordering the deletion of the words "adult male" from it, paving the way for prosecution of women and even non-adults for subjecting a woman relative to violence and harassment.
The Kerala High Court recently concluded that being in a live-in relationship without contracting a marriage was ground to expel a female student. The High Court upheld the decision of the Management of Mar Thoma College of Science and Technology in Kollam to expel a female student – her only ‘crime’ being to have fallen in love with a classmate.
Only 13 persons were convicted out of the 639 chargesheeted in 2014, under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005
Feminists want the law to criminalise marital rape. But the provisions of the domestic Violence Act can also provide succour in the absence of one. After all, if a marital rape allegation succeeds in court, it can only mean divorce.
Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi sought an amendment to the Domestic Violence Act to provide protection to mothers-in-law.
A bench of justices K S Radhakrishnan and Pinaki Chandra Ghose said though the eight guidelines were not exhaustive, these will definitely give some insight to such relationships.
The SC said women in these cases deserve protection, but the Domestic Violence Act does not take care of such relationships.
The husband of former Miss World Yukta Mookhey has moved the Bombay High Court seeking anticipatory bail in a case of alleged cruelty and domestic violence filed by his wife.