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Parliamentary panel that will examine bill to raise legal age of marriage has one woman member out of 31

January 03, 2022 1:18 pm

According to the members' list of the parliamentary standing committee, TMC MP Sushmita Dev is the only woman among the 31 members.

There may be illegitimate parents, but no illegitimate kids: Karnataka HC

July 16, 2021 2:33 am

The court has observed that all children - irrespective of the personal laws governing the marriage of their parents - should be eligible for jobs on compassionate grounds.

Delhi HC notice to Centre on plea seeking legal recognition of same-sex marriage

July 07, 2021 7:54 am

The division bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh listed the petition for hearing on August 27 along with similar petitions seeking recognition of same-sex marriages under Hindu Marriage Act, Foreign Marriage Act and Special Marriage Act.

Allahabad High Court refuses to grant protection to married woman in live-in relationship

June 18, 2021 2:23 am

During a hearing on Tuesday, a Bench of Justices Kaushal Jayendra Thaker and Dinesh Pathak observed that it failed “to understand how such a petition could be allowed” as it permits “illegality in the society”.

Explained: How Indian courts have seen mental cruelty as grounds for divorce

May 14, 2020 8:42 pm

When it was first passed, the Hindu Marriage Act did not have ‘cruelty’ as a ground for divorce. It was after an amendment in 1976 that this basis became available for seeking both divorce and judicial separation.

Wife entitled for alimony even after legally void marriage: Punjab and Haryana HC

May 16, 2019 9:08 am

In the case filed by an Amritsar woman related to the trial court decision of granting the decree of divorce under Section 11 of the Act to her husband, the wife sought the High Court’s intervention only in deciding the question of permanent alimony.

Upper House nod for Bill to remove leprosy as ground for divorce

February 14, 2019 1:50 am

The Upper House first passed The Personal Laws Amendment Bill, 2018 by voice vote and Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu then took up the Consumer Protection Bill, but it was met with vociferous protests from TMC and Left parties, forcing a 10-minute adjournment.

Marriage without consent: SC wants security for Karnataka woman

April 11, 2018 4:42 pm

It directed the Superintendent of the Police concerned to serve notice on the respondents and fixed the matter for further hearing on May 5.

Six-month cooling period for granting divorce can be waived, says SC

September 12, 2017 8:38 pm

The 1955 Hindu Marriage Act provides for a statutory cooling period of six months between the first and the last motion for seeking divorce by mutual consent to explore the possibility of settlement and cohabitation.

Foreign court can't decide divorce plea of Indian domiciled couple: Bombay HC

August 20, 2017 1:51 pm

The HC noted that the parties in the present case are Indian nationals, are Hindus by birth, were married as per Hindu Vedic Rights and were governed in the matter of marriage and divorce by the provisions of the Hindu Marriage Act-1955.