A special court today granted two-day interim bail to graft accused Director General Corporate Affairs B K Bansal to attend the last rites of his wife and daughter, who allegedly committed suicide. Special CBI Judge Gurdeep Singh granted the relief to Bansal till July 22 and said that after yesterday’s incident (of suicide), its time… Read more »
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The Supreme Court has held that a farmer, who is in possession of leased land even after expiry of the lease period, cannot be evicted if the owner either acknowledges the tenancy or is accepting the rent. Referring to a provision of the Transfer of Property Act, a three-judge bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi… Read more »
The Madras High Court in Madurai has held that a wedding between minor girl and boy will not become void automatically without either of them obtaining a decree of divorce from family court within two years of their attaining the legal age for marriage. A division bench here comprising justices S Manikumar and C T Selvam… Read more »
Laws meant to protect women are being “blatantly abused and misused” to silence in-laws, a Delhi court has observed and made it clear that the judiciary would effectively prevent such “illegal conduct”. The court made the observations while granting relief of possession of property to a 70-year-old widowed woman who has accused her estranged daughter-in-law… Read more »
A man, along with his sister and parents, has been found guilty of physically and mentally torturing his wife for dowry by a Delhi court which relied on the sole testimony of the victim, saying it remained “unscathed and unimpeached”. Metropolitan Magistrate Vandana, who sentenced the man to six months in jail while observing that… Read more »
The right to maintenance of a Hindu widow is not a “mere formality” but a spiritual and moral right that can be judicially enforced upon by claiming “absolute right” on the property given to her for sustaining herself, the Supreme Court has ruled. A bench, headed by Justice M Y Eqbal, while upholding a Andhra… Read more »
Nearly 50 years after Tamil Nadu government legalised “self-respect” marriages which are conducted without a priest the Madras High Court has upheld the amendment made in the year 1968 to simplify Hindu marriages. Dismissing a PIL filed by A Asuvathaman, an advocate, against the amendment to the Hindu Marriage Act, the first bench comprising Chief… Read more »
The Supreme Court has granted three weeks time to the government to come up with a proposal to amend the Divorce Act and inform it whether it was willing to bring the Uniform Civil Code in the country. “We have requested the Solicitor General, who is present in Court, to look into the matter. He… Read more »
A sessions court has pulled up a magisterial court for framing of charges against a man in a domestic violence case saying the order is “perverse and cannot be sustained” as on similar allegations his mother has been discharged. “I wonder how the Metropolitan Magistrate has directed framing of charges against petitioner (man) when allegations… Read more »
In-laws cannot be burdened with any kind of liability towards a woman, whether directly or indirectly, and all such responsibilities should be of her husband, a Delhi court has said. The court’s observations came on an appeal filed by the father-in-law of a woman, in a domestic violence case, against a trial court order directing… Read more »
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