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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.

HC sets aside divorce granted to man on grounds of cruelty by family court

April 04, 2015 12:57 am

Couple got married in 1993 and the petition for divorce was filed by the husband on May 15, 1996.

High Court rejects plea of man who sought divorce on religious grounds

October 21, 2014 4:14 am

The couple got married on April 15, 1999 according to Hindu Vedic rites.

Panel seeks more rights for women in family laws

September 29, 2014 12:47 am

Suggests ban on triple talaaq, polygamy, redefining adultery.

Haryana Khap panchayat allows inter-caste marriages

April 21, 2014 9:27 pm

The state is notorious for honour killing of young men and women who dare to marry outside their caste.