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 a ground for divorce as well as grants women the right to a share in…

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 apparently in praise of the then Chief Justice formed a part of the lyric:  …

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 court noted while rejecting a plea filed by the man who had sought annulment of…

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 Marriage Act, 1955, and the Special Marriage Act, 1954, legislating a women’s right to marital property…

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 this ground. The bench of acting Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice JB Pardiwala gave…

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 state of affairs. A division bench of Justice P B Majmudar and Justice Anoop Mohta…

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 granted by the family court, the court observed recently: “The husband can’t be made to…

  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 divorce will now be waived off on grounds of irretrievable breakdown. The new clause also…

2014 © Copyright - Lawyers Collective Designed by CGD