10 May 2021


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Judgments

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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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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Refusal to participate in proceeding for divorce and forcing the Appellant to stay in a dead marriage constitutes mental cruelty(09.10.2017)

The Appellant and the Respondent are District Judges working in the State of West Bengal. Their marriage was performed on 19th June, 1992 as per the S.....

Tags : Marriage, Dissolution, Grant

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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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Proactive steps to encourage second marriage while aware of subsisting first sufficient for charge of criminal conspiracy(26.08.2015)

In a case where the Petitioners played an active role in entertaining the second wife of the Respondent and encouraged her to live in the same house a.....

Tags : Criminal, conspiracy, second, marriage

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Aadhaar not mandatory for registering marriage(01.04.2016)

The Central Information Commission ordered Delhi government to provide adequate facilities for couples seeking registration of their marriage on the b.....

Tags : Rti, Marriage registration, aadhaar

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Party seeking divorce under matrimonial offence theory must be innocent(17.08.2016)

Admitted facts in instant case were that, Appellant/husband got married to respondent/wife on May 05, 1992 according to Hindu rites. Parties stayed to.....

Tags : Marriage, Dissolution, Grant thereto

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Act of suspecting character of wife, physically assault and harassment on coming late from work place due to nature of job amounted to cruelty(14.09.2016)

In instant appeal, Appellant is aggrieved by Family Court’s conclusion that wife could not prove that husband treated her with cruelty and refused to .....

Tags : Marriage, Dissolution, Grant

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When a husband abstains from or fails to attempt intercourse with his wife, inference of incapacity is stronger, and onus is on him to rebut the presumption(01.08.2018)

The Appellant is the wife and the Respondent is the husband. The challenge in this appeal is directed against the order passed by the Family Court, di.....

Tags : Marriage, Consummation, Divorce, Grant

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Restriction placed on a second marriage would not apply to a case where parties have settled and decided not to pursue the appeal(24.08.2018)

By present appeal, Appellant is impugning the judgment of High Court set aside the judgment of the Family Court and allowed the appeal of the Responde.....

Tags : Second Marriage, Restriction, Pendency, Appeal

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Marriage can be dissolved, if it breaks down irretrievably(04.10.2019)

In present case, the Appellant-husband has preferred the present appeal feeling aggrieved and dissatisfied with the impugned judgment and order passed.....

Tags : Marriage, Dissolution, Divorce, Grant

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Defamatory complaints by highly educated spouse irreparably damaging reputation and career of partner amounts to mental cruelty entitling divorce decree(26.02.2021)

The challenge in present appeals is to the judgment and order in the First Appeal whereby the High Court had allowed both appeals by reversing the com.....

Tags : Marriage, Dissolution, Entitlement

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News

SC: Single Bench Cannot Pass Decree for Dissolution of Marriage While Hearing Transfer Petition(12.03.2021)

Supreme Court has observed that its single bench while hearing a Transfer Petition cannot invoke power under Article 142 of the Constitution of India,.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Dissolution of Marriage by Mutual Consent

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P&H HC: Muslim Woman Didn't Convert Before Marriage, Marriage Not Valid(15.03.2021)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has observed that the marriage between a Muslim woman and a Hindu man won't be valid as the bride didn't convert to Hind.....

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Kerala HC Overrules Judgment Barring Muslim Women from Extra Judicial Modes of Dissolving Marriage(13.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has overruled a judgment that effectively barred Muslim women from resorting to extra judicial modes of dissolving marriage, finding.....

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P&H HC: Prohibition of Child Marriage Law Does Not Differentiate on Basis of Religion(03.05.2021)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has observed that even though Muslim Personal law permits marriage upon attaining the age of puberty, the Prohibition of.....

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Tripura HC Allows Government to Conduct Inquiry on Marriage Raids by DM(06.05.2021)

Tripura High Court has given a green signal to the Government to conduct a further inquiry in relation to a viral video of an incident that took place.....

Tags : Tripura High Court, Marriage Raids by DM

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Supreme Court: Mere Registration of Agreement of Marriage is not Enough to Prove Marriage(18.11.2019)

Supreme Court has observed that mere registration of an agreement of marriage is not sufficient to prove marriage. Further the Court noted that the Pl.....

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Patna High Court: Consent of First Wife will not Make Second Marriage Legal(11.12.2019)

Patna High Court has ruled that the consent of the first wife does not give right to a man to solemnize second marriage during the lifetime of first w.....

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Supreme Court: Article 142 can be Invoked to Dissolve Marriage Found to be Dead Letter(18.12.2019)

Supreme Court has observed while dissolving a marriage on the ground of its irretrievable breakdown that while marriages are said to be made in heaven.....

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Supreme Court: Marriage Contracted During Pendency of Appeal from Divorce Decree Not Void(24.02.2020)

Supreme Court has observed that a marriage contracted during the pendency of an Appeal from a divorce decree is not void ab initio especially when suc.....

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SC Orders Police Protection to Inter-Caste Marriage Couple from Threat of Family(11.03.2020)

Supreme Court has ordered the Delhi and the Rajasthan Police to protect an inter-caste marriage couple from the threat of their family members.

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Orissa HC: Sex on Pretext of Marriage Not Rape(25.05.2020)

Orissa High Court has observed that indulgence in sexual intercourse on false promise of marriage does not amount to rape.

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Orissa HC Releases on Bail Man Accused of Rape of Minor Upon Marriage to Victim(28.07.2020)

Orissa High Court has granted bail to a man accused of rape of a minor, noting his submission that while availing interim bail, he has married the sur.....

Tags : Orissa High Court, Bail to Man Accused of Rape of Minor on Marriage of Victim

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Karnataka HC: Second Marriage Under Muslim Law May be Construed as Cruelty To First Wife(14.09.2020)

Karnataka High Court observed that even though contracting a second marriage by a Muslim husband is lawful, it often causes "enormous cruelty" to the .....

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Tripura HC: Dissolution of Marriage of ST Couple Not Maintainable Under Hindu Marriage Act(16.09.2020)

Tripura High Court has observed that marriage between persons who belong to Scheduled Tribes (ST) notified under Article 342 of the Constitution of In.....

Tags : Tripura High Court, Dissolution of Marriage of ST Couple

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SC Issues Notice on Plea Challenging Provisions of Special Marriages Act, 1954(17.09.2020)

Supreme Court has issued notice in a plea challenging provisions of the Special Marriages Act, 1954 in so far as they require the parties to the marri.....

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Gauhati HC Dismisses Review Against Order on Woman's Refusal to Accept Her Marriage(28.09.2020)

Gauhati High Court has dismissed review against its order holding that refusal to wear 'sakha and sindoor' are indicative of the wife's refusal to acc.....

Tags : Gauhati High Court, Woman’s Refusal to Marriage

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Delhi HC Issues Notice in Plea Challenging Provisions of Special Marriage Act, 1954(07.10.2020)

Delhi High Court has issued notice in a plea challenging the provisions of the Special Marriage Act, 1954 that require inter-faith couples to send a n.....

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Kerala HC: Obtaining Consent for Marriage Without Revealing Cardiac Ailments is Fraud(13.10.2020)

Kerala High Court held in a matrimonial dispute, wherein the wife, without revealing her cardiac ailments, had obtained the consent of the husband for.....

Tags : Kerala High Court, Consent for Marriage

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Delhi HC Issues Notice in Plea Seeking Marriage Equality for Same-Sex Couples(14.10.2020)

Delhi High Court has issued notice in a couple of writ petitions seeking marriage equality for same-sex couples in India.

Tags : Delhi High Court, Same-Sex Couples marriage

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Delhi HC Seeks Govt Response on Plea of Two Women Seeking to Get Married(15.10.2020)

Delhi High Court has sought the stand of the Centre and Delhi government on a petition by two women seeking to get married under the Special Marriage .....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Same-Sex Marriage

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Gauhati HC: Offspring from Illegitimate Marriage of Deceased Entitled to Family Pensionary Benefit(02.11.2020)

Gauhati High Court has held that offspring from an illegitimate marriage of a deceased will also be entitled to the family pensionary benefit of such .....

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Delhi HC Transfers Plea Seeking Legal Recognition of Same Sex Marriage(05.11.2020)

Delhi High Court has transferred to another bench a Public Interest Litigation seeking legal recognition of same sex marriage under the Hindu Marriage.....

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Delhi HC Issues Notice in Plea Seeking Marriage Registration for Same Sex Couples(19.11.2020)

Delhi High Court has issued notice in a plea seeking registration of marriages of the same-sex couples under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.

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SC Dismisses Plea Seeking Setting Aside of Order Holding Conversion Solely for Marriage Invalid(17.12.2020)

Supreme Court has dismissed a plea seeking setting aside of an Order passed by Allahabad High Court which held that conversion solely for the purpose .....

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Delhi HC Issues Notice on Plea for Declaration of Child Marriage as Void Ab Initio(12.01.2021)

Delhi High Court has issued notice on a plea seeking directions for the declaration of Section 3(1) of the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 as .....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Child Marriages

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Allahabad HC: Mandatory Publication of Notice of Intended Marriage Not Mandatory(14.01.2021)

Allahabad High Court has held that requirement of publication of notice of intended marriage under Section 6 and inviting/entertaining objections unde.....

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SC Issues Notice on Plea Seeking Transfer of Petitions Seeking Uniform Age of Marriage(02.02.2021)

Supreme Court has issued notice on petition seeking transfer of Petitions pending before the Rajasthan High Court & Delhi High Court which have sought.....

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SC Issues Notice on Plea Seeking Transfer of Petitions Seeking Uniform Age of Marriage(02.02.2021)

Supreme Court has issued notice on petition seeking transfer of Petitions pending before the Rajasthan High Court & Delhi High Court which have sought.....

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P&H HC: Minor Muslim Girl Can Marry on Attaining Puberty(10.02.2021)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has held that a Muslim girl who is less than 18 years old and has attained puberty is at liberty to marry anyone as per .....

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Supreme Court Gives Relief to Couple who Pleaded Guilty for Marrying off their Under-Aged Kids(16.11.2018)

Supreme Court has set aside a High Court order to conduct de novo trial under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 against a couple who pleaded.....

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Concealing Earlier Marriage and Entering into Contract of Marriage Amounts to Fraud: Kerala HC(20.11.2018)

Kerala High Court has observed that concealment of a vital fact about earlier marriage while entering into a contract of marriage by itself amounts to.....

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P&H High Court Takes Suo Motu Cognizance of Noise Pollution Created by Marriages(21.11.2018)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has taken suo motu cognizance of nuisance created by loud amplified music emanating from marriage palaces and private fa.....

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Gauhati HC Issues Directions for Registration of Muslim Marriages Only by Licenced Registrars(27.11.2018)

Gauhati High Court has issued directions in order to ensure that only those who are duly authorised by the government under the Assam Moslem Marriages.....

Tags : Gauhati High Court, Assam Moslem Marriages and Divorces Registration Act, 1935, Registration of Muslim Marriages Only by Licenced Registrars

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Educated Woman Should be Aware of Consequences of Having Sex Before Marriage: J&K HC(17.12.2018)

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has observed that when a woman is major and educated, she is supposed to be fully aware of the consequences of having sex.....

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Compassionate Appointment can't be Denied to Children Born Out of Void Marriage: SC(11.01.2019)

Supreme Court held that benefit of compassionate appointment scheme cannot be denied to the children born out of void marriage.

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Child Born Out of Marriage Between Muslim Man and Hindu Woman Entitled to Claim Father's Property: SC(23.01.2019)

Supreme Court has said that although the marriage between a Muslim man and Hindu woman is an irregular marriage, described as "fasid" in Mohamadan law.....

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Can't Claim Exorbitant Amounts from Parents Towards 'Marriage Expenses': Kerala HC(29.01.2019)

Kerala High Court has observed that only the minimum amount required for conducting a simple marriage function can be claimed by a daughter as 'marria.....

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Physical Presence of Couple Compulsory for Marriage Registration: Madras HC(04.02.2019)

Madras High Court has directed Inspector General of Registration to issue a circular making physical presence of parties to marriage mandatory for reg.....

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Hindu Marriage Between Hindu and Non-Hindu Individuals is Valid: Bombay HC(14.02.2019)

Bombay High Court has held, if a marriage is performed as per Hindu rites by two individuals, in which one is of another religion, then their marriage.....

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CIVIL - Child Marriages not Exempted from Compulsory Registration: Kerala HC(19.02.2019)

Kerala High Court has upheld circulars issued by Local Self Government Authorities of Kerala Government making under-age marriages compulsorily regist.....

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FAMILY - President Gives Assent to Law Which Removes Leprosy as Ground for Divorce(22.02.2019)

President has given assent to a bill, already passed by parliament, removing leprosy as a ground for divorce under five personal laws including the Hi.....

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FAMILY - President Gives Assent to Law which Removes Leprosy as Ground for Divorce(22.02.2019)

President has given assent to a bill, already passed by parliament, removing leprosy as a ground for divorce under five personal laws including the Hi.....

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CRIMINAL - There is No Limitation Period to Seek Declaration of Marriage As 'Null And Void': SC(07.03.2019)

Supreme Court has observed that no period of limitation is prescribed so far as presentation of petition for declaration to declare a marriage being n.....

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FAMILY - There is No Limitation Period to Seek Declaration of Marriage as 'Null And Void': SC(07.03.2019)

Supreme Court has observed that no period of limitation is prescribed so far as presentation of petition for declaration to declare a marriage being n.....

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FAMILY - Kerala HC: Divorce Petition Can Be Filed Through Power Of Attorney(25.03.2019)

Kerala High Court has ruled that a petition seeking divorce under Section 13 of the Hindu Marriage Act can be filed through a power of attorney.

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Transwoman Also a Bride Under Hindu Marriage Act: Madras HC(24.04.2019)

Madras High Court has held that as per Hindu Marriage Act, a transsexual is also a "bride" and the term would not necessarily refer only to a woman.

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Transwoman Also a Bride Under Hindu Marriage Act: Madras HC(24.04.2019)

Madras High Court has held that as per Hindu Marriage Act, a transsexual is also a "bride" and the term would not necessarily refer only to a woman.

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Bombay HC Holds Marriage of 52-Year Old With Minor as Valid(07.05.2019)

Bombay High Court has ruled in the case of a lawyer, then 52 years old, who had married a 14-year-old girl in 2015 that if the girl, who is now a lega.....

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Karnataka HC:Widow Cannot be Dispossessed of Property Merely For Contracting Second Marriage(18.06.2019)

Karnataka High Court has noted that a widow cannot be deprived of the property vested in her merely for contracting a second marriage. The Court obser.....

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Lok Sabha Passes Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019(26.07.2019)

Lok Sabha has passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 to ban the practice of triple talaq among Muslims and punish the g.....

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Parliament Passes Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019(31.07.2019)

Parliament has passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 five days after it got the nod from Lok Sabha. This comes nearly .....

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Delhi High Court Issues Notice to Centre Over Plea to Equalise Legal Age of Marriage for Both Genders(20.08.2019)

Delhi High Court has sought reply from the Centre on a Public Interest Litigation/PIL seeking equalising of the legal age of marriage for men and wome.....

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Supreme Court: False Cases Filed by Couples Will End Institution of Marriage(16.09.2019)

Supreme Court has observed that false charges filed by married couples against each other will end the institution of marriage. The Court regretted th.....

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Supreme Court: Marriage can be Dissolved if it Breaks Down Irretrievably(10.10.2019)

Supreme Court has ordered dissolution of a marriage of a couple, living separately for 22 years and failing to reconcile their differences. The Court .....

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Delhi High Court Junks Plea Challenging Minimum Marriage Age(21.08.2018)

Delhi High Court has refused to hear a plea challenging a provision in law setting the minimum age of marriage for women and men at 18 and 21 years, r.....

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Supreme Court: Second Marriage Valid Even If Plea Against Divorce is Pending(27.08.2018)

Supreme Court has clarified that second marriage would not be void if solemnised during the pendency of appeal filed by aggrieved party against the de.....

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Allahabad High Court Rules, ‘Gift after Marriage is Not Dowry’(25.10.2016)

Allahabad High Court has ruled that gift articles demanded at time of 'Kalewa' ceremony held after wedding does not amount to dowry unless demand is r.....

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Patna HC: If Divorce Decree Goes Unchallenged, the Second Marriage is Legal(19.09.2016)

Patna HC, while considering sustainability of a decree for judicial separation, has held that if divorce decree is not challenged then appeal against .....

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Delhi HC Put Stay on SDMs Order Barring Lawyers from Appearing(01.08.2016)

Delhi HC has put on hold an order and a public notice issued by two Sub Divisional Magistrates (SDMs) prohibiting lawyers from practicing or appearing.....

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Allahabad High Court Says Minor Girl's Marriage is Legal(11.09.2015)

Allahabad High Court on a petition moved by girl through her husband has ruled that minor girl's marriage could not be termed void ab initio (not mai.....

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Gujarat High Court: Charge Muslims Who Wed Off Minor Girls(25.09.2015)

Gujarat HC has ruled that Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA) would prevail over Muslim Personal Law in cases where Muslims marry off their minor.....

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Madras HC Raps Sub Registrar for Not Following Appropriate Procedure on Issuing Marriage Certificate(17.12.2015)

Madras HC has impleaded a Sub Registrar for not following appropriate procedure while issuing a Marriage Certificate for a couple who belonged to the .....

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Madras HC: Remarriage No Ground for Denying Custody of Child(28.12.2015)

Madras HC has ruled that merely because a woman remarries after her husband's death, she would not be disentitled to the custody of her minor child as.....

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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.....

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Madras HC: Divorce Must To Annul Child Marriage(08.03.2016)

Madras High Court has held that a wedding between minor girl and boy will not become void automatically without either of them obtaining a decree of d.....

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Love Jihad Case: NIA to Maintain Before SC 'Indoctrination' a Pattern in Kerala(29.11.2017)

Love Jihad Case: NIA to Maintain Before SC 'Indoctrination' a Pattern in Kerala

Tags : The NIA, in its report to the Supreme Court, is likely to maintain that Islamic indoctrination leading to marriages is a pattern in Kerala.

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Gujarat HC Allows Inter-Religion Couple to Stay Together Till Boy Attains Marriageable Age(07.12.2017)

Gujarat High Court has allowed a 20-year-old girl to go with her lover who has not yet attained the marriageable age considering their submission that.....

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No Law Provides Change of Woman's Religion After Marriage, Says Supreme Court(08.12.2017)

Supreme Court has said that the law does not sanction the concept of a woman's religion getting merged with her husband's faith after an inter-religio.....

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Police Machinery Can’t Be Utilised To Hold Husband at Ransom: Gujarat HC(11.12.2017)

Gujarat High Court has observed that the police machinery cannot be utilized for the purpose of holding the husband at ransom so that he could be sque.....

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Hindu Daughter Can Claim Marriage Expenses From Father: Kerala High Court(11.01.2018)

Kerala High Court has held that an unmarried Hindu daughter has the legal right to claim from her father reasonable expenses for marriage.

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Gujarat High Court: Modern Marriages Fixed on Facebook Bound to Fail(29.01.2018)

Gujarat High Court has observed that modern marriages fixed on Facebook are bound to fail, while hearing a petition filed under Section 482 of CrPC fo.....

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No Third Party Can Interfere in Marriage of Consenting Adults: Supreme Court(08.03.2018)

Supreme Court has said that when two consenting adults get married irrespective of their background, no relative or a third person can interfere or th.....

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Kerala High Court Allows Power of Attorney of Husband To Sign in Marriage Register(12.03.2018)

Kerala High Court has directed the Registrar of Marriage to allow power of attorney holder of the husband to sign in the marriage register, after veri.....

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Delhi High Court: Nikah After Marriage Under Special Marriage Act, Divorce Petition Maintainable(26.03.2018)

Delhi High Court has held that Family Court can entertain and try a petition for dissolution of marriage under the Special Marriage Act, if the partie.....

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Supreme Court: Mere Abduction Won’t Attract IPC Section Against Forced Marriage(02.05.2018)

Supreme Court has said that mere abduction of a woman does not bring an accused under the ambit of Section 366 of IPC and that it must be proved that .....

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Supreme Court: Unmarried Adult Couples Can Live Together(08.05.2018)

Supreme Court has said that adult couples have the right to live together without marriage.

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Supreme Court: Unmarried Adult Couples Can Live Together(08.05.2018)

Supreme Court has said that adult couples have the right to live together without marriage.

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Bermuda's Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage(08.06.2018)

Bermuda's Supreme Court has struck down part of The Domestic Partnership Act, a law that had barred same-sex couples from marrying, saying it was unco.....

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Bermuda's Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage(08.06.2018)

Bermuda's Supreme Court has struck down part of The Domestic Partnership Act, a law that had barred same-sex couples from marrying, saying it was unco.....

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Punjab and Haryana High Court Says Don't Create Hurdles To Interfaith Marriages(27.07.2018)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked Haryana Government officials not to create hurdles to interfaith marriages, saying some of the information sou.....

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Delhi High Court Slams Police for Separating Hindu-Muslim Couple(30.07.2018)

Delhi High Court has slammed Delhi Police for forcibly separating an inter-faith couple despite knowing well that the Muslim woman is above 21 years a.....

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Bombay HC Rules 'Hindus Can Remarry 90 Days Post Dissolution of Marriage'(05.12.2016)

Bombay HC has said that a Hindu can marry again after 90 days of decree dissolving his or her marriage, if no appeal has been made against such decree.....

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Gujarat HC Upholds Marriage of Muslim Minor Girl(02.01.2017)

Gujarat HC has given legal sanction to marriage of a minor Muslim girl who had eloped with her 21-year-old lover, citing an earlier judgment enabling .....

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Bombay HC: Sex Partners Cannot be Compelled to Marry(17.01.2017)

Bombay High Court has observed that just because two individuals are sexually involved they cannot be compelled to marry.

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Bombay HC: Promise To Marry Cannot Be Considered An Inducement In Every Rape Case(23.01.2017)

Bombay High Court, while granting pre-arrest bail to a 21-year-old youth after his former girlfriend lodged a case of rape following their break-up, h.....

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Delhi HC: Hindu Marriage Is Sacrament, Not A Contract(30.01.2017)

Delhi HC, while rejecting plea of a woman to be declared as legally wedded wife of a government servant, now deceased, so that she can get a job on co.....

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SC: Marriage of Landlady Cannot Extinguish Her Bonafide Requirement of Land(09.02.2017)

Supreme Court has held that being married and shifting to other place does not automatically result in extinguishing of bona fide requirement of appel.....

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Supreme Court: Major Husband Can't Seek 'Annulment' Citing Wife's Minority During Marriage(11.04.2017)

Supreme Court has observed that a husband, who was major at time of marriage, cannot seek annulment of marriage with his wife on ground that she was m.....

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Bombay HC: Remarrying Sans Divorce is Cruelty by Spouse(02.05.2017)

Bombay High Court has held that marrying again while first marriage was intact and barring wife entry to a house shared with second 'wife' amounts to .....

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Madras High Court Asks 'Why Marry If You Can’t Maintain Wife, Kids?'(05.05.2017)

Madras High Court, while disposing of revision petition against a maintenance case, has observed that there is unreasonable delay on part of Family Co.....

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Kerala High Court: Wife Paying Maintenance to Able Bodied Husband Would Promote “Idleness”(22.05.2017)

Kerala High Court has quashed a husband’s claim for maintenance, observing that maintenance under Section 24 of Hindu Marriage Act is to be paid to hu.....

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Taiwan’s Constitutional Court Rules 'Illegal to Ban Marriages Between Two People of Same Sex'(25.05.2017)

Taiwan’s Constitutional Court, while paving the way for Asia’s first law allowing same-sex marriage, has ruled that it is illegal to ban marriages bet.....

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Kerala High Court Nullifies Marriage Solemnized Post Conversion, Orders Probe(26.05.2017)

Kerala High Court has cancelled marriage conducted by a qazi between a Muslim man and a Hindu woman and ordered a detailed probe into allegation of bi.....

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Bombay High Court: Illegitimate Child Entitled to Benefits u/s 16 of Hindu Marriage Act(13.06.2017)

Bombay High Court has ruled that benefit of Section 16 of Hindu Marriage Act is available to an illegitimate child, who is born to parents who have un.....

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Delhi HC Orders Fast Registration Of Refugee Couple’s Marriage(13.07.2017)

Delhi High Court has directed Registrar of Marriage (Christian Marriage Act) to ensure that marriage of a Mynamar refugee couple is registered expedi.....

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Supreme Court Directs Centre to Provide Data on Implementing Child Marriage Prohibition Act(10.08.2017)

Supreme Court has asked Centre to provide data on number of Child Marriage Prohibition Officers, appointed under Child Marriage Prohibition Act, 2006 .....

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Israel’s Supreme Court Rules Same-sex Marriage is Not a Right(01.09.2017)

Supreme Court of Israel has ruled same-sex marriage is not a right. “To all intents and purposes, Israeli civil law does not recognise same-sex marria.....

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Bombay High Court: "Every Act in Married Life is Not Cruelty"(09.10.2017)

Bombay High Court, while observing that “each and every act in a married life does not amount to cruelty”, has granted pre-arrest bail to a man whose .....

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SC Invokes ‘Inherent Powers’ to Dissolve Marriage of District Judge Couple(10.10.2017)

Supreme Court, while invoking its inherent powers to do ‘complete justice’, has granted divorce to a District Judge in West Bengal, whose wife, also a.....

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Pakistan’s Hindu Marriage Act returns(28.03.2016)

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