8 July 2024


Search Results for Tag : Cruelty

Notifications & Circulars

Environment Ministry Invites Comments on Draft Notification for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Dog Breeding and Marketing) Rules, 2016(10.01.2017)

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has invited comments on the draft notification of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Dog Breedin.....

Tags : Prevention, Cruelty, Animals, Comments, Draft

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International Cases

Section 8 of the Criminal Code is applicable only when two or more persons forms common intention to prosecute a criminal offence(24.12.2020)

On 14 February 2020, the Appellant was convicted after trial of one count of animal cruelty contrary to Section 19(1) of the Animal Welfare Act, 2002 .....

Tags : Animal cruelty, Conviction, Legality

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Judgments

Persistent effort of wife to compel husband to separate from family constitutes ‘cruelty’(06.10.2016)

Present appeal has been filed by Appellant husband, whose decree for divorce passed by trial Court has been set aside by High Court of Karnataka. In f.....

Tags : Divorce, Grant, Cruelty

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Unsubstantiated allegations impacting moral character with perverse sexuality amounts to cruelty; ground for divorce(27.10.2016)

Appellant-wife is aggrieved by judgment and decree passed by Judge, whereby marriage between parties is dissolved by a decree of divorce. Judge had gr.....

Tags : Marriage, Cruelty, Dissolution

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Conduct of a spouse levelling false accusations against other spouse is cruelty(24.04.2017)

In facts of present case, wife filed a suit praying for injunction that, husband should not be permitted to enter matrimonial home. Certain news items.....

Tags : Cruelty, Divorce, Decree

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Presumption under Section 306 of IPC operates only when there was cruelty or harassment, soon before committal of suicide(05.01.2017)

The Appellant had been convicted for the offences under Sections 302 read with 34, 304-B, 306 and 498 A of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (IPC). The Firs.....

Tags : Cruelty, Conviction, Legality

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False, baseless, scandalous, malicious and unproven allegations made in the written statement may amount to cruelty(20.11.2020)

By way of the present appeal, the Appellant-wife has impugned the judgment passed by the learned Principal Judge, Family Courts, whereby the Court, wh.....

Tags : Cruelty, Divorce, Grant

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Allegation of dowry harassment not established would by itself constitute act of cruelty(22.11.2016)

Marriage between Appellant and Respondent was solemnized on February 19, 1995. A male child was born to couple on November 27, 1995. Appellant filed a.....

Tags : Marriage, Cruelty, Annulment

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There must be in existence, proximate live link between facts of cruelty in connection with demand of dowry and death in order to attract Section 304B of IPC(22.02.2019)

Present appeals have been preferred by the State and the father of the victim, challenging the judgment passed by the Special Additional Sessions Judg.....

Tags : Acquittal, Cruelty, Proof

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Petition should not have 'vague' and 'too general' allegations, but law does not require that every incident should be narrated with the minutest detail possible(03.05.2019)

The present appeal has been filed challenging the judgment passed by the Family Court whereby the petition under Section 13(1)(ia), (ib) of the Hindu .....

Tags : Cruelty, Divorce, Grant

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Conducting press conference raising defamatory allegations against spouse amounts to mental cruelty(11.02.2015)

The Court held that the wife's actions of conducting a press conference raising defamatory allegations against her husband amounted to mental cruelty......

Tags : divorce, mental cruelty, press conference

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Mere trivial irritations, quarrels, normal wear and tear of the married life would not be adequate for grant of divorce on ground of mental cruelty(12.10.2017)

The Appellant - husband had filed a petition before the Family Court at Pune, seeking divorce from the Respondent - wife under Section 13 (1)(i-a) of .....

Tags : Divorce, Grant, Mental Cruelty

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Repeated false allegations can constitute 'cruelty'(31.07.2015)

Mindful that the test for 'cruelty' in a marriage was a flexible one, the Court held that repeated false accusations by the wife against the husband, .....

Tags : cruelty, marriage, divorce

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Bull run in abeyance yet(12.01.2016)

The Supreme Court granted an interim stay on a 2016 notification of the Central Government excluding Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu and bullock cart races i.....

Tags : Jallikattu, bull run, cruelty, animals

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Delhi HC propagating traditional husband-wife roles?(23.05.2016)

Fallacious litigation by one spouse against the other amounts to mental cruelty, the Delhi High Court noted, even if same is ultimately dismissed.

Tags : domestic violence, false claim, mental cruelty

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News

Allahabad HC: Abandoning Cow Amounts to Cruelty, Prosecute Owners(07.12.2015)

Allahabad HC has said abandoning old cows after they stop giving milk also amounts to cruelty and owners should be prosecuted for it. The court also p.....

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Kambala Ordinance: SC Issues Notice to Centre, Karnataka(07.11.2017)

Supreme Court while admitting the petition filed by PETA seeking direction from the court to strike down the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnata.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Kambala Ordinance, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Ordinance, 2017

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Bombay HC Grants Divorce to Man on Grounds of Mental Cruelty Meted Out by Wife(31.08.2021)

Bombay High Court has granted a divorce, relying on instances of high degree of "mental cruelty" meted out by a wife to her 36-year-old husband. The C.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Divorce to Man on Grounds of Mental Cruelty

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CG HC: Wife Alleging Husband Engaged in Illicit Relationship With Mother Amounts to Mental Cruelty(16.08.2023)

Chhatisgarh High Court has held that wife affirming her statement made in the different forums wherein the sacred relation of mother & son is being at.....

Tags : Chhatisgarh High Court, Mental Cruelty, Illicit Relationship

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Del. HC: False Allegation of Illicit Relationship Amounts to Cruelty(17.08.2023)

Delhi High Court has observed that false allegations of illicit relationship are the ultimate kind of cruelty as it reflects a complete breakdown of t.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Cruelty, False Allegation

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Bombay High Court: Not Offering Water to Husband is Not Cruelty(05.03.2018)

Bombay High Court has said that not taking care of a husband’s needs or failing to even offer him water when he returns home late from work does not a.....

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Mere Non-Sending of Wife to Her Parental House Doesn’t Amount to 'Cruelty': Karnataka HC(07.03.2018)

Karnataka High Court has observed that mere non-sending of the wife to her parental house does not amount to cruelty.

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Leveling Baseless Allegations of Illicit Relationship on Spouse Amounts to Cruelty: Delhi HC(08.03.2018)

Delhi High Court has upheld the decision of a Family Judge who had granted divorce to a husband accepting leveling of baseless allegations of illicit .....

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Bombay High Court: Wife Not Preparing Food, Avoiding Husband Isn’t Cruelty(19.03.2018)

Bombay High Court has held that general allegations like wife not preparing food for the husband or not opening the door on his return to home, would .....

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Del. HC: Not Performing “Karwachauth” Per Se Not Cruelty(22.12.2023)

Delhi High Court while observing that having different religious beliefs and not performing certain religious duties would not amount to cruelty, has .....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Karwachauth, Cruelty

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Pat. HC: Leveling of False Allegation of Illicit Relations Amounts to Mental Cruelty(26.12.2023)

Patna High Court has held that leveling of false allegation by one spouse to the other having alleged illicit relations with different persons outside.....

Tags : Patna High Court, Mental Cruelty, False Allegation, Illicit Relations

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Del. HC: Raising Allegations About Husband’s ‘Manhood’ Can be Depressing and Mentally Traumatic(28.12.2023)

Delhi High Court while observing that a wife making averments and allegations about the manhood of a person and making him undergo an impotency test w.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Impotency, Cruelty, Allegation

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Bombay HC Rules, Suspecting Wife’s Character Amounts to Cruelty(28.09.2016)

Bombay HC, while quashing a family court verdict, has allowed an Amravati woman to end her marriage by ruling that “suspecting wife’s character is cr.....

Tags : Bombay HC, Cruelty, Wife’s Character

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Delhi HC: Husband & Wife Two Pillars of Family, Whole House Crashes Down if One Gets Weak(03.05.2022)

Delhi High Court has upheld an order passed by the Family Court allowing divorce in favour of the wife under section 13(1)(ia) of the Hindu Marriage A.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Family Court, Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, section 13(1)(ia), Mental cruelty

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Supreme Court: Forcing Husband to Separate from Family is Ground for Divorce(07.10.2016)

SC while allowing husband’s plea to annul 24-year wedlock has held that forcing a husband to separate from family is an act of “cruelty” and a ground .....

Tags : SC, cruelty, divorce

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Delhi HC: Denying Sex to Husband for a Long Time is a Ground for Divorce(13.10.2016)

Delhi HC has said that denying sex to husband for a long time without any justification amounts to mental cruelty and is a ground for divorce.

Tags : Delhi HC, divorce, cruelty

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Delhi HC Rules ‘Demand of Privacy by Wife Not Cruelty towards Husband’(17.10.2016)

Delhi HC has held that demand for privacy by a married woman after she enters her matrimonial home cannot be dubbed as cruelty towards husband to gran.....

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Delhi HC Rules ‘Lack of Respect to Partner Causes Disrepute & Pain, Amounts to Cruelty’(17.10.2016)

Delhi High Court has said that behaviour of a spouse showing “lack of respect, faith and understanding” and causing pain and disrepute to the other pa.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, disrepute, cruelty

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Bombay HC Rules 'Suspecting Character of a Married Woman is Cruelty'(24.10.2016)

Bombay High Court has confirmed conviction of a Wardha man for ill-treating and abetting his wife's suicide while ruling that 'suspecting the characte.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Cruelty, ill-treating

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Filing False Complaints Against In-Laws Amounts to Cruelty: Bombay High Court(22.10.2018)

Bombay High Court has ruled that filing false complaints against in-laws and spouse would amount to matrimonial cruelty and also observed that such ki.....

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Delhi HC: Question of Sexual Perversity Amounts to Mental Cruelty(03.11.2016)

Delhi High Court, while upholding a Lower Court order dissolving a marriage, has said that, raising questions of sexual perversity against a husband a.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, sexual perversity, mental cruelty

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Delhi HC: Suicidal Threats by Wife Amounts to Mental Cruelty(04.11.2016)

Delhi High Court has said that threat by a woman to commit suicide and implicate her husband and in-laws for it, amounts to causing mental cruelty whi.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, suicide, mental cruelty

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Karnataka HC: Wife Leveling Unsubstantiated Allegations of Husband Being Impotent Amounts to Cruelty(17.06.2022)

Karnataka High Court has held that a wife calling her husband an impotent without legally substantiating the same by itself would amount to cruelty wi.....

Tags : Karnataka High Court, Cruelty, Hindu Marriage Act

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Kar. HC: Treating Wife Like Cash Cow Without Any Emotional Attachment is Cruelty(01.07.2022)

Karnataka High Court has held that a husband treating his wife as a cash cow and using her money without having any emotional attachment towards her w.....

Tags : Karnataka High Court, Mental Cruelty, Emotional Attachment

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Supreme Court: Presumption of Dowry Death Must be Backed by Evidence of Cruelty(21.11.2016)

Supreme Court has ruled that presumption of culpability against an accused in a dowry death case under Evidence Act would be “activated” only when the.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Evidence Act, Dowry Death , Cruelty

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Supreme Court: Adultery Per se is Not Cruelty to Wife(25.11.2016)

Supreme Court, while acquitting a man whose spouse had committed suicide because of his alleged extra-marital relationship, has held that, a person ca.....

Tags : Supreme Court, extra-marital relationship, Cruelty

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Delhi HC: Allegation of Adultery Most "Painful”, Amounts to Cruelty(25.11.2016)

Delhi High Court while granting divorce to a man who was accused by his wife of having illicit relationship with another woman, has observed that alle.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, divorce, Cruelty , Adultery

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Delhi HC: Concealing Mental Illness & Abortion Amounts to ‘Cruelty’(30.11.2016)

Delhi High Court has termed concealing mental illness and termination of pregnancy a ground for divorce as it amounts to cruelty.

Tags : Delhi High Court, Mental Illness, Abortion, Cruelty

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Supreme Court Rules ‘Horse Racing per se is Not Cruelty’(07.12.2016)

Supreme Court, while issuing notice to Rajasthan Government on a petition challenging a High Court order banning tonga races in State, has said that, .....

Tags : Supreme Court, Horse Racing, Cruelty

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Regularly Consuming Liquor and Picking Up Quarrels with Wife is Cruelty Not Abetment: Bombay HC(05.12.2018)

Bombay High Court has held that frequent quarrels with wife after consuming liquor during married life of 17 years may amount to cruelty because condu.....

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Kerala HC: Cruelty & Abetment to Suicide Are Independent Offences, Guilty in One Doesn’t Imply Other(04.08.2022)

Kerala High Court has held that merely because an accused has been held liable to be punished under Section 498A of Indian Penal Code, it does not fol.....

Tags : Kerala High Court, Cruelty, Abetment of Suicide, Independent Offence

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Kar. HC: Husband Asking Wife to Pursue Education, Expressing Views About Having Child Not Cruelty(17.08.2022)

Karnataka High Court while setting aside conviction under Section 498A of Indian Penal Code has held that husband suggesting to his wife or asking her.....

Tags : Karnataka High Court, Cruelty, Husband

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Bombay HC: Forcing Husband to Stay Away From His Parents Amounts to Cruelty(26.12.2016)

Bombay High Court has held that any pressure on part of wife on husband to stay away from his parents without any justifiable cause amounts to cruelty.....

Tags : Bombay HC, Husband, Cruelty

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Madras HC: Protest Using Animals Would Amount to Animal Cruelty(22.08.2022)

Madras High Court while dismissing a man's petition seeking permission to conduct a democratic protest using a buffalo, the Madras High Court held tha.....

Tags : Madras High Court, Protest, Animal Cruelty

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Calcutta HC Directs State Forest Department to Ensure Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Birds(09.12.2020)

Calcutta High Court has directed the State Forest Department to strictly ensure obedience to the laws relating to prevention of cruelty to animals and.....

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Delhi HC Seeks Response of Man on Allegations of Cruelty to Cows by ‘Amul’(14.12.2020)

Delhi High Court has sought the response of a man named Nitin Jain to explain as to how Amul or even the members of its society are indulging in cruel.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Cruelty to Cows, Amul

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Bombay HC Rules 'Taunting One's Wife For Lack of English Speaking Skills Not Cruelty'(23.01.2017)

Bombay High Court while granting bail to a man charged with abetment to suicide of his deceased wife, has ruled that taunting a wife and ridiculing he.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Cruelty, English Speaking Skills

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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear All Pleas Concerning Jallikattu on January 31(27.01.2017)

Supreme Court has said that all applications challenging Tamil Nadu's amendment of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960, allowing the conduct .....

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SC Refuses to State TN’s Jallikattu Law, Seeks State’s Reply Over Its Validity(01.02.2017)

Supreme Court, while refusing to stay Tamil Nadu Government's law permitting Jallikattu, has agreed to hear a plea against it.

Tags : Supreme Court, Jallikattu, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu Amendment) Act

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Jallikattu Law Gets President’s Assent(01.02.2017)

President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu Amendment) Act, 2017, that allows conduct of Jallikatt.....

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Bombay HC: Well Qualified Wife Expressing Desire to Pursue Job Not Cruelty(06.10.2022)

Bombay High Court while hearing an appeal against family court's refusal to grant divorce to the husband on the ground that cruelty is not proven, has.....

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Delhi HC: Act, Allegations of Infidelity Amounts to Mental Cruelty(08.02.2017)

Delhi High Court has said that act and allegation of infidelity by either of spouse, irrespective of gender, is on an equal footing and would also cau.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Infidelity, Cruelty

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Bombay HC: Married Woman Made to Do Household Work for Family Not Cruelty(27.10.2022)

Bombay High Court has held that if a married lady is asked to do household work for family, the same cannot be equated to the work of maid servant and.....

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SC: ‘Can’t Divorce Over Lone Cruelty Incident’(09.03.2017)

Supreme Court has held that isolated incidents of cruelty against spouse cannot be a ground to seek divorce, and marriage could be dissolved only if s.....

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Patna High Court: ‘Unsubstantiated Scandalous Allegation By Wife is Cruelty’(20.03.2017)

Patna High Court, while granting divorce to a husband, has observed that unsubstantiated scandalous allegation by a wife against husband amounts to cr.....

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Bombay HC: Marrying Another Woman Without Wife's Consent Constitutes Cruelty(13.12.2022)

Bombay High Court has held that marrying another woman by husband during existence of his first marriage is most likely to cause trauma and grave inju.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Cruelty, Marriage, 498A

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Woman can File Case U/S 498A IPC at Place Where She Takes Shelter: SC(09.04.2019)

Supreme Court has held that a woman driven out of her matrimonial home because of cruelty can initiate criminal proceedings under Section 498A of IPC .....

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Bombay HC Upholds Divorce on Grounds of Cruelty, Says 'False Complaint U/S 498A Amounts to Cruelty'(24.04.2017)

Bombay High Court has upheld order of a Family Court dissolving a marriage between a couple who had been married since 1987, on grounds that act of th.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, 498A, Indian Penal Code, Cruelty, Divorce

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Complaint Need Not be Filed U/S 498A IPC by Woman Subjected to Cruelty Herself: SC(01.05.2019)

Supreme Court has held that Section 498A of Indian Penal Code does not contemplate that complaint for offence under Section 498A should be filed only .....

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Delhi HC: Repeated Use of Derogatory Words Against Husband & His Family Amounts to Cruelty(17.02.2023)

Delhi High Court while upholding dissolution of a couple’s marriage on ground of cruelty, has observed that repeated use of derogatory words by the wi.....

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JKL HC: Proceeding U/S 12 DV Act Not Bar to Criminal Action Under Section 498A IPC(24.02.2023)

Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court has held that merely because proceedings have been initiated by a wife against her husband under Protection of.....

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SC: Killing of Animals for Food is Permissible Under Law(14.03.2023)

Supreme Court while dismissing a plea seeking to curb the killing of animals for food and to switch over to lab-generated meat, has observed that unde.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, Meat

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MP HC: Wife Being Disrespectful to Husband and His Family Amounts to Cruelty(23.03.2023)

Madhya Pradesh High Court while upholding dissolution of marriage on grounds of cruelty has observed that wife being disrespectful towards husband or .....

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Bombay HC Dismisses Appeal By Man For Divorce On Grounds Of Cruelty, Wife’s ‘Mental Disorder’(11.07.2017)

Bombay High Court has dismissed an appeal by a man who challenged a judgment by the family court of Bandra, wherein his petition for divorce was rejec.....

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SC: Court can Dissolve Irretrievably Broken Down Marriage on Ground of Cruelty(28.04.2023)

Supreme Court while observing that marital relationship which has only become more bitter and acrimonious over years, does nothing but inflicts cruelt.....

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SC Upholds Practice of Jallikattu As Permitted by the 2017 Tamil Nadu Amendment(18.05.2023)

Supreme Court Constitution Bench while upholding practice of Jallikattu as permitted by the 2017 Tamil Nadu Amendment to the Prevention of Cruelty to .....

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Kerala High Court Takes Suo Moto PIL to Prevent Instances of Animal Cruelty(02.07.2021)

Kerala High Court has registered a suo moto Public Interest Litigation to monitor state action in reported instances of cruelty to animals as also, ge.....

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Kar. HC: Non-Consummation of Marriage Does Not Amount to Cruelty Under Section 498A IPC(20.06.2023)

Karnataka High Court has held that non-consummation of marriage will amount to cruelty under Section 12(1)(a) of Hindu Marriage Act but not cruelty as.....

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Supreme Court: Legal Route Adopted by Wife Cannot be Termed as 'Cruelty' On Husband(22.08.2019)

Supreme Court has observed that legal course adopted by wife to protect her rights cannot be termed as inflicting cruelty on the husband. The Court ru.....

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Mad HC: Wife’s Plea for Vindication of Her Right Doesn’t Constitute Mental Cruelty on Her Husband(17.07.2023)

Madras High Court has held that litigation initiated by the wife to protect her property rights and the custody of her son for the vindication of her .....

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Del. HC: Wife Taking Recourse of Law Doesn’t Amount to Cruelty Against Husband(28.07.2023)

Delhi High Court has held that merely because estranged wife had taken recourse to law by initiating legal action before a court of law against husban.....

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Cal. HC: Mental Cruelty Can’t Have Uniform Standard in Matrimonial Cases(08.08.2023)

Calcutta High Court while observing that Mental cruelty is a state of mind and such feeling and intensity are felt differently by each person, has obs.....

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Del. HC: Being Subjected to Constant Threat of Being Summoned by Police Amounts to Cruelty(24.08.2023)

Delhi High Court while granting divorce to a man on ground of cruelty by wife, has observed that it is a source of mental harassment each time a perso.....

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Del HC: Must Look at Whole Married Life Instead of Few Incidents to Ascertain Acts of Mental Cruelty(06.09.2023)

Delhi High Court has held that while looking at acts of mental cruelty, the court must look at the married life as a whole and not merely a few isolat.....

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Del. HC: Causing Financial Instability to Wife Comes Within the Ambit of Mental Cruelty(07.09.2023)

Delhi High Court while observing that the term “mental cruelty” is wide enough to take within its ambit the “financial instability”, has observed that.....

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SC: What is Cruelty for a Woman in a Given Case May Not be Cruelty for a Man(08.09.2023)

Supreme Court has observed that what is cruelty for a woman in a given case may not be cruelty for a man, and a relatively more elastic and broad appr.....

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Bombay High Court: Wife's Partying Not Mental Cruelty(03.08.2015)

Bombay High Court has in a marital dispute case ruled that a Family Court was wrong in granting divorce to a Navi Mumbai resident who had claimed that.....

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Kar. HC: Husband Misusing Wife’s Signed Cheque Constitutes Cruelty(12.09.2023)

Karnataka High Court has held that husband making wife a scapegoat by subjecting her to criminal proceedings initiated by his creditors by misusing he.....

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Bom HC: Strata of Society Relevant While Deciding Cruelty by Wife Making Unsubstantiated Allegations(14.09.2023)

Bombay High Court has held that while considering the conduct of wife making unsubstantiated allegations, in context of ‘cruelty’ as contemplated unde.....

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Del. HC: If Cruelty by Wife is Proven, Husband Living With Other Woman Not Ground to Refuse Divorce(15.09.2023)

Delhi High Court has held that even if the husband started living with another woman during the pendency of divorce petition, it cannot disentitle the.....

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‘Former Wife’ Can’t Be Prosecuted For 498A IPC : Gujarat HC(12.12.2017)

Gujarat High Court has quashed a case against the former wife of a man whose present wife had filed a criminal case under Section 498A IPC arraying he.....

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Allahabad HC: Wife Working Against Husband’s Wishes Is Not ‘Cruelty’(21.12.2017)

Allahabad High Court has observed that a wife working against the wishes of husband or his family is not a ‘cruelty’ to grant divorce to husband.

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Ker. HC: Not Granting Divorce Despite Mutual Consent Amounts to Cruelty(25.09.2023)

Kerala High Court while relying on the Apex Court’s decision in Samar Ghosh v. Jaya Ghosh (MANU/SC/1386/2007), observed that denial or withholding of .....

Tags : Kerala High Court, Divorce, Mutual Consent, Failed Marriage, Cruelty

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Del. HC: Claiming Separate Residence Not Cruelty if Justifiable Reasons Exists(12.10.2023)

Delhi High Court has held that where there exist certain justifiable reasons, claim by wife for a separate residence per se cannot be termed as an act.....

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Bombay High Court: Blaming Husband for Lack of Children is Cruelty(15.01.2018)

Bombay High Court held that blaming the husband for a lack of children and repeatedly complaining to his employer amounts to cruelty while granting di.....

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SC: Husband who got Acquitted after Trial in Sec 498A IPC Case can Seek Divorce on Ground of Cruelty(25.11.2019)

Supreme Court has noted that when a husband undergoes a trial in which he is acquitted of the allegation of offence leveled by his wife under Section .....

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Ker. HC: Demanding Dowry Won’t Constitute Offence u/s 498A Unless There are Ingredients of Cruelty(18.10.2023)

Kerala High Court has held that unless there are ingredients of cruelty for meeting an unlawful dowry demand or on account of failure to meet such unl.....

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Delhi High Court Dissolves Marriage Between Couple on Grounds of Cruelty(08.11.2021)

Delhi High Court has dissolved marriage between a couple by decree of divorce on the ground of cruelty observing that the husband had viewed his wife .....

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Delhi HC Denies Divorce Saying Wife's Allegation of Dowry Demand Didn't Amount to Cruelty(11.11.2021)

Delhi High Court has observed that normal wear and tear in a marital relationship is to be expected, however, it cannot be a reason to end the relatio.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Wife's Allegation of Dowry Demand Didn't Amount to Cruelty

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Delhi HC: Wife Making Serious Allegations of Criminal Conduct, Unable to Prove, Amounts to Cruelty(12.11.2021)

Delhi High Court has observed that a wife making serious allegations of criminal conduct against her husband and his parents, which she was unable to .....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Cruelty Against Husband

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Del. HC: Making Unsubstantiated Allegation Against Husband and His Family is Extreme Cruelty(06.11.2023)

Delhi High Court has held that making serious and unsubstantiated allegations and waging a legal war against husband by implicating him and his family.....

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Delhi HC: Wife’s Letter Talking of Divorce, Remarriage Constitutes An Act of Cruelty(22.02.2016)

Delhi HC, while granting divorce to a man living separately from his estranged wife for the past 28 years, has said that a single letter, talking of d.....

Tags : Delhi HC, Divorce, Remarriage, cruelty

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SC: Courts can Entertain Complaint u/s 498A Where Wife Takes Shelter After Leaving Matrimonial Home(22.11.2023)

Supreme Court has held that Courts at the place where the wife takes shelter after leaving or being driven away from the matrimonial home on account o.....

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All. HC: Cause of Action to Seek Divorce Arise Once Cruelty is Found Committed(28.12.2023)

Allahabad High Court while observing that once cruelty is found committed, the cause of action to seek divorce does arise, has held that the Court sho.....

Tags : Allahabad High Court, Divorce, Cruelty, Attending Circumstances

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Ker. HC: Subjecting Wife to Sexual Perversions Against her Will Amounts to Cruelty(03.01.2024)

Kerala High Court while granting divorce to the wife, has held that compelling the wife to engage in sexual activity in a manner to which objects on t.....

Tags : Kerala High Court, Sexual Perversions, Cruelty, Divorce

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Cal. HC: Filing False Case u/s 498A IPC Amounts to Cruelty(03.01.2024)

Calcutta High Court while allowing the husband’s petition for grant of divorce, has held that the wife lodging a false criminal case under Section 498.....

Tags : Calcutta High Court, False Case, Section 498A IPC, Cruelty

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Ker. HC: Minor Quarrels Due to Differences of Opinion Don’t Constitute Cruelty(08.01.2024)

Kerala High Court held that minor quarrels between spouses in ordinary life because of differences of opinion or mere sporadic incidents of ill-treatm.....

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Not Cruel If Wife Doesn’t Open Door for Husband: Bombay High Court(20.03.2018)

Bombay High Court has said that a woman not opening the house door for her husband on his return from work or not cooking for him do not amount to cru.....

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Bombay High Court: Picking Up a Quarrel with One’s Husband, His Parents is Not Cruelty(23.03.2018)

Bombay High Court has held that picking up a quarrel with one’s husband and his parents would not amount to cruelty.

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Del HC: Wife’s Act of Attempting Suicide and Trying to Put Blame on Husband also Constitutes Cruelty(10.01.2024)

Delhi High Court has held that the conduct of the wife in attempting suicide and then trying to put the blame on the husband and his family members is.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Attempting Suicide, Cruelty

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SC: Setting Person on Fire Would Fall Under Section 302 of IPC(15.01.2024)

Supreme Court while upholding the murder conviction of a man who killed his wife has observed that setting a person on fire is an act of 'extreme crue.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Indian Penal Code, Extreme Cruelty

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Delhi High Court: ‘Non-Adjusting Attitude’ of Wife Amounts to Mental Cruelty, Court Grants Divorce(24.01.2024)

Delhi High Court while granting divorce to a husband, has observed that the non–adjusting attitude of the wife and her incapability to sort out differ.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Mental Cruelty, Divorce

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Del. HC: Pressurising Husband to Fulfill Dreams Not Within His Financial Reach Amounts to Cruelty(05.02.2024)

Del. HC while upholding divorce on grounds of cruelty by wife has held that pressurising the husband to fulfill “distant and whimsical dreams” not wit.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Divorce, Cruelty

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Supreme Court Reserves Verdict on Plea Seeking Reconsideration of Directions on 498A IPC(24.04.2018)

Supreme Court has reserved its verdict on petitions seeking restoration of the stringency of Section 498A of IPC which provides for arrest of the husb.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Dowry, Cruelty

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Delhi HC: Wife's False Allegation of Infidelity is Cruelty(07.05.2018)

Delhi High Court while granting divorce to a man has held that his estranged wife's false allegation of illicit relation between him and his widowed s.....

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SC Upholds Conviction of Mother-in-Law for Cruelty Against Daughter-in-Law(12.01.2022)

Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a mother-in-law for the offence of cruelty under Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, observing tha.....

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Karnataka HC: Woman’s Alleged Illicit Relationship With Complainant’s Husband Not Cruelty(19.02.2024)

Karnataka High Court has held that the accused is not a family member or in-laws in order to be implicated under Section 498A of Indian Penal Code the.....

Tags : Karnataka High Court, S. 498A IPC, Cruelty

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Delhi High Court: Wife Igniting Animosity and Hostility in Child Against Father Amounts to Cruelty(04.03.2024)

Delhi High Court has held that the act of the aggrieved wife of igniting animosity and hostility in the minor child against the father is not only an .....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Cruelty, Animosity, Hostility

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Delhi High Court: Husband Asking Wife to do Household Work, Not Cruelty(06.03.2024)

Delhi High Court has observed that if a married woman is asked to do household work, the same cannot be equated to the work of a maidservant and shall.....

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Madhya Pradesh High Court: Throwing Out Wife from Matrimonial Home Amounts to Cruelty(18.03.2024)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has held that if a lady has been ousted from her matrimonial house, then certainly it will have an impact on her mind amount.....

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Del. HC: Forcefully Asking Wife to do Household Work Even When Her Health Doesn’t Permit is Cruelty(20.03.2024)

Delhi High Court has held that when a wife indulges herself to do household chores, she does it by affection and love for her family. However, if her .....

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Del. HC: Wife Leaving Matrimonial Home on Regular Basis Without Husband’s Fault is Cruelty(05.04.2024)

Delhi High Court while granting divorce to a husband, has observed that a wife leaving a matrimonial home from time to time without any fault on the h.....

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Bombay High Court:Asking Wife to Cook Properly Not Ill-treatment(06.08.2018)

Bombay High Court has held that asking one’s wife to cook properly or to do household work would not by itself amount to ill-treating her.

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SC: Can’t Apply Section 498A IPC Mechanically in All Cases of Ill-Treatment by Husband(06.05.2024)

SC has observed that in all cases, where the wife complains of harassment or ill-treatment, Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 cannot be appl.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Section 498A IPC, Ill-Treatment, Cruelty

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P&H HC Upholds Divorce Due to Mental Cruelty Caused by Wife to Husband(24.03.2022)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has upheld the decision of a Gurgaon family court granting divorce to a garment exporter on his plea accusing his wife o.....

Tags : Punjab and Haryana High Court, Divorce Due to Mental Cruelty

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P&H HC: Conviction of Wife for Killing Minor Son Amounts to Cruelty; Grant of Divorce Upheld(22.05.2024)

Punjab and Haryana High Court while observing that the conviction of the wife for killing her minor son amounts to mental cruelty to the husband, has .....

Tags : Punjab and Haryana High Court, Conviction, Mental Cruelty

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Kerala High Court: Ridiculing Husband Before His Close Friends, Relatives, Colleagues is Cruelty(16.08.2018)

Kerala High Court has observed that ridiculing husband before his close friends, relatives and colleagues and challenging his dignity amounts to cruel.....

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Delhi HC: Denying Sex to Spouse a Long time Mental Cruelty, Ground for Divorce(12.09.2016)

Delhi HC, while putting an end to a nine-year-old marriage, has reiterated that denying sex to the spouse for a long time, without sufficient reason, .....

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Delhi HC: Denial of Conjugal Relationship Ground for Divorce But Not Exceptional Hardship(19.04.2022)

Delhi High Court has observed that although denial of conjugal relationship is a ground for divorce and equivalent to cruelty, the same cannot be said.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, conjugal relationship, divorce, cruelty, Section 14 of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955

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MP HC: Wife’s Refusal to Have Physical Relationship With Husband, Amounts to Cruelty(24.06.2024)

Madhya Pradesh High Court while upholding the divorce decree in favour of a husband, has observed that a wife’s refusal to have a physical relationshi.....

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Kar. HC: Husband Allowed to Initiate Criminal Proc. Against Wife for Falsely Accusing Him of Cruelty(02.07.2024)

Karnataka High Court has observed that if the wife grossly misuses and abuses the process of law and falsely accuses the husband of cruelty, the husba.....

Tags : Karnataka High Court, Cruelty, S. 211 of IPC, Malicious Prosecution

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