Tag Archives: Divorce

Rajya Sabha passes women-friendly marriage bill

NEW DELHI: In a major step towards making marriage laws more women-friendly, Rajya Sabha on Monday passed the bill to amend the Hindu Marriage Act (1955) and the Special Marriage Act (1954) that provides for “irretrievable breakdown on marriage” as

Judges In Family Courts, Don’t They Have Families?

The celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Madras High Court started with an expenditure of One Crore. A song was broadcast lauding the greatness of the High Court, a tamil lyric by Poet Vairamuthu with music by Bharadwaj. These lines

Suicidal tendency no ground for divorce

A man does not suffer from any kind of cruelty if his wife tries to commit suicide, and it (the woman’s suicide bid) cannot be a ground for the husband to seek divorce from her. This is what the family

Govt goes one step back on divorce laws

Diluting women’s share in marital property in the event of divorce, the government has sought to restrict the provision for `immoveable property’ to residential assets, a move opposed by women’s rights activists. The marriage amendment bill seeks to amend the Hindu

Retaliation by tortured wife cannot be ground for divorce: HC

Giving relief to a married woman who was threatened with divorce by her husband, the Gujarat High Court ruled that retaliation by wife to acts of harassment does not amount to cruelty and the husband cannot be granted divorce on

Family court casual in granting divorce: Bombay high court

Family court casual in granting divorce: Bombay high court Observing that a family court judge was “casual and negligent” in granting divorce to a man in the absence of his wife, the Bombay high court said it revealed a sorry

Denying sex a ground for divorce: Karnataka HC

Denying sex a ground for divorce: Karnataka HC Denying sex to husband without any specific reason is cruelty and ground for divorce, the Karnataka high court has ruled. Rejecting a woman’s appeal seeking to set aside a decree of divorce

Cabinet clears changes in marriage, adoption laws

  The Central government on Friday took some major decisions with regard to the Hindu Marriage Act, including making divorce easier, in a key Cabinet meeting. According to the decision of the Cabinet, the mandatory six-month clause for filing of