Tag Archives: Marriage

Refusal to have sex during honeymoon is not cruelty: Bombay high court

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

Faceless Camp Coolies

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

Deemed conversion” of woman’s religion upon marriage; Supreme Court approached against Gujarat High Court’s controversial decision

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

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

Married or not, Domestic Violence Act binding: HC

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

6th Monitoring and Evaluation Report- Staying Alive: Evaluating Court Orders

Staying Alive- Evaluating Court Orders

The Sixth M&E Report analyzes the extent of protection against violence for women within the framework of marriage and other domestic relationships. Of the 22,255 Magistrate and Sessions Court Orders received by LCWRI, over a period of 9 months, from

Indira Jaising’s TOI article – Blind to what, Your Honour?

Of all the promises made in the Constitution, the most important are the promises of the ‘right to life’, the ‘right to dignity’, the ‘right to personal liberty’ and the ‘right to bodily integrity and health’. However these promises are

Pre-marital HIV testing is a shortcut to nowhere

The Maharashtra government’s proposal is aimed at shielding women but it could end up adding to their vulnerability. Anand Grover & Mihir Samson Director & Advocacy Officer, Lawyers Collective. THE MAHARASHTRA government is considering a proposal to make HIV test