Personal laws

Opinion

Ganesh v. Sudhirkumar Srivastava and Ors

Relinquishment of the right to maintenance is against public policy

May 3,2019

Know Your RightsPersonalPersonal lawsWomenWomen's rights

Part III | The Domestic Violence Act

In this part on The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (the DV Act), we throw some light on the meaning of “marriage” and “relationship in nature of marriage”. The DV Act only applies to aggrieved persons who are in a “domestic relationship” with the accused.

April 3,2019

Know Your RightsPersonalPersonal lawsWomenWomen's rights

Part II | The Domestic Violence Act

In Part II of the series on  The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (the DV Act),  we throw light on the meaning of the terms “aggrieved person”, “domestic relationship”,  “respondent”  and “shared household”  under the DV Act.

April 2,2019

Case update

Constitutional validity of restitution of conjugal rights

Petitioners cite SC’s Privacy and Adultery judgments to buttress case.

March 15,2019

Women's Day

Muslim Women’s Struggle against Triple Talaq

Women want change and now is the time.

March 8,2019

Women's Day

Stop The Criminalisation of Triple Talaq

Redraft Muslim Women’s Rights Bill, 2018

March 8,2019

Case update

SC to examine constitutional validity of restitution of conjugal rights

Restitution provisions place a disproportionate burden on women and violate Articles 14 and 15(1) of the Constitution, say petitioner

March 5,2019

Personal laws

Leprosy is no more a ground for divorce

Central Govt. has on February 21, 2019 notified ‘The Personal Laws (Amendment) Act, 2019’ that amends the Divorce Act, 1869 (4 of 1869), the Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act, 1939 (8 of 1939), the Special Marriage Act, 1954 (43 of 1954), the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 (25 of 1955) and the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956 (78 of 1956) so as to omit the provisions contained therein which are discriminatory to the leprosy affected persons. All these personal laws which have been amended by the said Amendment Act contained leprosy as a ground for seeking divorce.

February 22,2019

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