AHMEDABAD: A 35-year-old teacher of a municipal school has alleged harassment at workplace by the school’s principal, SamirShaikh (41). The teacher has alleged that Shaikh proposed marriage to her; when she declined, he badgered her to stay in a live-in relationship with him. Read More

MUMBAI: A family court has clarified that it does not have the jurisdiction to entertain a petition under the Domestic Violence Act if the violence has occurred before a petition relating to dissolution of marriage was filed. Read More

AHMEDABAD: Anuradha, 24, a resident of Naroda, had got married in 2012 with a youth of her choice against wishes of her family. After the honeymoon period, Anuradha realized that she did not have any proof of her marriage as she suffered harassment from her husband and in-laws. Afraid to go to police fearing it…

MUMBAI: Refusal to have sex with a life partner during honeymoon does not amount to cruelty, the Bombay high court has ruled while setting aside a family court judgement dissolving the marriage of a couple on this ground. Read More

We have been distressed on hearing about the travails of Eelam women confined in barbed wire camps. Now, may we spare some thought for Tamil women being exploited as Camp Coolies in this 21st century? There was a news item of 45 women coolies [of which 24 from Chattisgarh and 11 from Assam] getting freed…

A Special Leave Petition (SLP) has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the Gujarat High Court’s controversial ruling that a woman who enters into wedlock, even under The Special Marriage Act, 1954, outside her religion is deemed to have changed her religion to that of her husband thereby losing the right to practice her…

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…

In a significant ruling, Kerala High Court has held that a woman is entitled to get protection under the provisions of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act even if she were in a live-in relationship. “What was intended under Section 2 (a) of the act was a relationship of the same nature as…

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