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SC clarifies live-in relationship

SC clarifies live-in relationship The Supreme Court on 21 October Thursday said a live-in relationship for purely sexual needs cannot make the partners eligible for the benefits of a marriage. "If a man has a keep whom he maintains financia...

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Supreme Court wants govt to review dowry harassment law

The Supreme Court is so worried about the misuse of the dowry harassment law that it wants the Centre to assess it again. The court has also said that lawyers should not encourage clients to file false complaints alleging dowry harassment and should...

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Hindu Marriage Registration

In the State of West Bengal a Hindu Marriage can now be registered vide a prior notice of seven days. The parties must submit 7 copies of photos. Previously the minimum time of notice was 15 days. The time to submit notice for registration of marria...

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Status of Widow, Divorced and Deserted Women

Status of Widow, Divorced and Deserted Women As per the 2001 census, there are 34.3 million widows and 2.34 million divorced / separated women in the country. This information was given by Smt. Krishna Tirath, Minister of State for Women and Child...

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No conviction for mere demand of dowry: SC

No conviction for mere demand of dowry: SC The Supreme Court has ruled that a person cannot be convicted for merely demanding dowry unless the demand is followed by mental or physical torture resulting in the death of the victim. A Bench of Justi...

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Foreign citizenship, domicile no bar for courts to take up matrimonial cases

Indian courts have jurisdiction to take up matrimonial proceedings involving two Hindus governed by the Hindu Marriage Act (HMA) even in cases where the opposite party is a foreign national having his domicile outside India, the Madras High Court ha...

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Dowry givers should also be prosecuted: Court

Dowry givers should also be prosecuted: Court New Delhi, Jun 27 (PTI) Sunday, June 27, 2010 --> Observing that the anti-dowry law has been reduced to a ''paper tiger'' du...

Category: Family Law | 2135 hits | Complete Story

Cabinet approves the Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2010 to amend the Hindu Marriage Act

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Supreme Court comes to help of same-gotra couple

Coming to the aid of a Haryana couple belonging to the same gotra, or sub-caste, who married defying family norms, the Supreme Court Monday stayed the trial proceedings against the man and also issued a notice to the Haryana government. The apex cou...

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Civil code doesn't bar transfer of cases: SC

In a significant ruling, the Supreme Court held that a petition for annulment of marriage between spouses who solemnize their marriage under their personal laws following Hindu rites and traditions in Goa can be transferred to a court outside the st...

Category: Family Law | 1318 hits | Complete Story

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