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 risk security of inter-faith couples as few states comply with SC's safe house directive
Asif Iqbal, co-founder of Dhanak, a Delhi-based group that has helped 1,300 couples since 2012, says that SMA will be more helpful for couples if the provision of 30-days prior notice is removed
The government contended that fundamental rights are not absolute and reasonable restrictions can be imposed on them
Making such publication mandatory would invade the fundamental rights of liberty and privacy, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court ruled
'Love jihad' laws: Announcements by BJP state govts raise political storm; myths, half-truths add fuel to fire
As opposed to an extreme position that such a law cannot be enacted at all, it is time political opposition participated constructively in ensuring that the legal processes to ensure public order in regard to conversions are efficient and robust.
A bench of Justices Rajiv Sahai Endlaw and Asha Menon issued notices to the authorities and posted the matter for further hearing on 8 January
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.
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.
Kerala HC says govt can't question citizens' right to religious conversion by insisting on certification
The Kerala High Court has held that people don't need certificates from government-approved institutions in order to change their religions, holding that governments cannot question citizens' rights to convert to another religion
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers on Friday clashed with police in Ghaziabad over the marriage of a Hindu girl with a Muslim boy, which the activists described as a case of "love-jihad"
The Supreme Court said the law does not sanction the concept of a woman's religion getting merged with her husband's faith after an inter-religion marriage, while dealing a legal question whether a Parsi woman loses her religious identity if she marries a man from a different religion
Is a woman entitled to retain her religious identity after inter-faith marriage? SC constitutional bench to study
The Supreme Court on Monday referred to a constitution bench the question whether a woman loses her original religion and embraces her husband's religion after marriage
In a society where marriage outside the caste is still considered a taboo, provisions of Special Marriage Act remain under-utilised.
Gangster Abu Salem, convicted last month in the Mumbai serial blasts case, on Monday moved a Mumbai court seeking parole or temporary bail for marriage.
'Irom Sharmila's marriage with British citizen would affect peace in Kodaikanal'; activist files petition
A local social activist has filed an objection to the proposed marriage of human rights campaigner Irom Sharmila with her long-time partner Desmond Coutinho
On 7 October the Central Government filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court opposing practices like triple talaq and polygamy.
Marriage between a Hindu woman and a Christian man is not legally valid if either of them does not convert, the Madras High Court on Thursday held.
BJP's campaign against from ‘love jihad’, will only tighten the patriarchal grip on young women, says women’s rights activists from Uttar Pradesh.