Tag: Marriage

Principal proposes marriage, teacher alleges harassment

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

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Rider to domestic violence plea in court

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

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Domestic violence calls flood helpline

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...

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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 of 45 women coolies [of which 24 from Chattisgarh and...

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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 a ground for divorce as well as grants women the...

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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 under Section 2 (a) of the act was a relationship...

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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 yet to be redeemed for women. Rape and other forms...

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