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Can grant divorce on ground of 'irretrievable breakdown' of marriages: Supreme Court
A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul ruled that the six month period prescribed under Hindu Marriage Act can be dispensed with
India’s same-sex marriage hearing: What is the Special Marriage Act that the Supreme Court is looking at?
As the Supreme Court hears petitions to legalise same-sex marriage in India, it has said that it will avoid personal laws and look at the Special Marriage Act. The Chief Justice of India clarified that the hearing’s scope would be limited to creating a notion of a ‘civil union’. What can we expect?
Removal of 'mangalsutra' by wife is mental cruelty of highest order for husband: Madras HC
Thali (mangalsutra) around the neck of a woman is sacred and symbolises the continuance of married life. Its removal by the wife can cause agony and hurt the sentiments of the husband, the Madras High Court ruled
Why Uniform Civil Code should be implemented and it would be in the spirit of Indian Constitution
If a policy objective, such as the UCC, is mentioned in the Constitution itself, it is nearly impossible to argue that its enactment will be unconstitutional
How hijab row is a major litmus test whose outcome may decide the sturdiness of Indian Constitution
The ongoing hijab controversy is a contemporary variant of the phenomenon of forcing the hand of the Indian state to surrender to theology using bullying tactics via street power
Delhi HC bats for Uniform Civil Code: What is UCC, and why the court said it's time for a common law
The Uniform Civil Code essentially calls for the formulation of one law for India, applicable to all religious communities in matters related to marriage, divorce, inheritance, adoption, etc
'Only husband and wife make a family': Centre opposes same-sex marriage in Delhi HC
The affidavit comes after four people from the gay and lesbian community urged the court to declare that marriages between any two persons irrespective of their sex be solemnised under the Special Marriage Act
Love jihad laws: State has no business examining religious conversions; it breaches secular tenets, assaults civil liberties
It is senseless that we in the 21st century are still dealing with religion as though it was a means to determine one's relationship to the State.
Same sex marriage 'not recognised by our laws, society, values', Centre tells Delhi HC
The court was hearing a PIL asking for same sex marriages to be recognised under the Hindu Marriage Act and Special Marriage Act
Delhi HC declines plea to direct Centre to criminalise marital rape and make it grounds for divorce, says framing laws is domain of legislature
Since marital rape at present is not a crime, there is no FIR registered by a wife against her husband in any police station, the petition had said.
Delhi HC dismisses petition seeking recognition of LGBT relationships, rights to marriage, adoption and divorce
Delhi HC dismissed a petition seeking directions to make rules, regulation to recognise LGBT community members' relationships including marriage, adoption, divorce. The petition was filed by Tajinder Singh sought to constitute an LGBT commission in Delhi for upliftment and welfare of members of the community.
Compelling wife to 'cohabit' with husband violates fundamental rights; it's time SC reviewed Section 9 of Hindu Marriage Act
Supreme Court must reconsider the constitutional validity of Section 9 of the Hindu Marriage Act, which empowers courts in India to effectively force a person to live with their spouse against their will
Lok Sabha passes Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill; proposed legislation removes leprosy as ground for divorce
The Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha in August 2018. The Law Commission in its report had also recommended repeal of laws and provisions which were discriminatory against leprosy affected people.
SC dismisses plea seeking to reduce men's marriageable age to 18 years, fines petitioner Rs 25,000 for filing PIL lacking merit
The petition has challenged the provisions of the Child Marriage Restraint Act, the Special Marriage Act and the Hindu Marriage Act which deal with the minimum marriageable age for men.
Section 377 Verdict: Gay marriage, inheritance, adoption laws unlikely; 'majoritarian' view will keep State, SC away
The Supreme Court was able to read down Section 377 because right to equality guaranteed in the Constitution, but to legalise gay marriages, adoption or inheritance, requires legislative changes, something only the Parliament can do
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.
Karnataka polls: Rivals accusing HD Kumaraswamy of having parallel families shows dirty politics thrives on private lives
If bigamous politicians are truly a political issue, let a party have the guts to say they will deny tickets to anyone doing it.
SC says consent inherent in Hindu Marriage Act, won't intervene to issue declaration separately
The Supreme Court on Wednesday said consent is inherent in Hindu Marriage Act and won't interfere to issue a declaration separately, media reports said.
Racing against the clock on triple talaq: Muslim men in UP rush to divorce their wives as bill might resurface in Budget Session
Muslim men in Uttar Pradesh's rural areas seem to be in a hurry to divorce their wives before the Union government outlaws the practice of triple talaq. There has been a spurt in these instant divorces since Parliament took up the bill.
Delhi govt to soon implement separate marriage act for Sikhs; work in final stage, says revenue minister
Framing of provisions under Anand Marriage Act is in final stages and it will be notified soon, Delhi revenue minister Kailash Gahlot said on Wednesday.