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Rights of Second Wife – With reference to Bigamous Marriage in India

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Written by: Varun Shivhare, II Year, National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal Second marriage, during the subsistence of the first marriage, is illegal in India and the relationship arising from the same does not have any validity. Even though the law is very clear on this point, ‘second marriage’ is a common practice in Indian […]

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Madras High Court orders family pension to 2nd wife : Citing SC judgment

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Coming to the rescue of the second wife of a deceased doctor, the Madras High Court has directed the Director of Local Fund Audits to sanction family pension with effect from the date of her husband’s death. C Sarojini Devi had challenged the order of the Director of Local fund Audits, Chennai, refusing to grant […]

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SC agrees to hear pleas against land acquisition process for bullet train project.

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The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to examine a batch of pleas filed by farmers against the Gujarat High Court verdict which had dismissed their petitions challenging the process of land acquisition for the ambitious Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project. The bullet train project was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo […]

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15-year-old girl was allegedly strangled to death in Pune.

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A 15-year-old girl was allegedly strangled to death in Pune’s Pimpri Chinchwad area and the police are on the lookout for the victim’s stepfather who is suspected to have committed the crime, police said on Friday. The victim’s body was discovered by her sister at their home in Dapodi in Pimpri Chinchwad on Thursday evening. […]

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Full of controlled anger’ man sues cheating wife after finding out 8-year-old son is not his A man in London has sued his cheating wife after finding out their 8-year-old son is not his

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The man has sued his wife for ‘every penny’ he ever spent on their son along with mental distress caused by the wife. On the orders of High Court Judge Jonathan Cohen QC, all parties affected by the incident are not to be named in any media platform. The judge has also asked the wife […]

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Wife alleges Triple Talaq , FIR against Lawyer

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On Thursday afternoon, an FIR has been registered against a 31-year-old lawyer after his 26-year-old wife alleged that he gave her triple talaq, outside Parliament Street police station. A case under Section 4 of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act has been registered. Additional DCP (New Delhi) Deepak Yadav said, “An FIR was filed […]

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Husband Arrested by Police for Defaming Ex Wife on Social Media

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City police’s cybercrimecell on Thursday arrested one Mohammed Arif Ghadiali of Danilimda for defaming & harassing his former wife & her kin. The complainant in the case had approached the cyber crime cell also on behalf of her niece, who is Ghadiali’s ex-wife. According to the complaint, Ghadiali had married the complainant’s niece in 2012 & then separated […]

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Plea in High Court for making marital rape a ground for divorce

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A plea was filed in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday seeking direction to the Centre to frame guidelines for registration of FIR for marital rape as also laws for making it a ground for divorce. The PIL sought that there should be a clear guideline for registration of cases related to marital rape under […]

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wife Of Mosaddek Hossain accuses him of torture over dowry

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New Delhi:-Bangladeshi cricketer Mosaddek Hossain Saikat’s wife has accused him of driving her out of their home and torturing her over dowry, a media report said today. Mosaddek, 22, who married his cousin Sharmin Samira Usha six years ago, has been included in the Bangladesh squad for the upcoming 50-over cricket tournament Asia Cup to […]

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Matrimonial Disputes: Husband’s close should not be roped on the basis Of Omnibus Allegations,SC

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NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that relatives of a husband should not be roped in cases of matrimonial disputes and dowry deaths unless specific instances of their involvement in the crime is made out. The bench of Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao also cautioned the lower courts to be careful in proceeding against […]

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Bombey High court asks Devendra Fadnavis govt is Minor in tribal belt getting nutritious food.

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A division bench of Justices N H Patil and G S Kulkarni of Bombey High court has sought to know from the Maharastra BJP government to know from the Maharashtra government  regarding the distributes nutritious food to children and lactating mothers living in the tribal belt of the state. The court  raised the question earlier […]

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SC agrees for urgent listing of pleas against ‘nikah-halala’, polygamy

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to consider listing of a batch of petitions challenging the practices of polygamy and ‘nikah halala’ among Muslims. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the submissions of senior advocate V Shekhar that the petitions be listed before […]

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Mother of four alleges husband gave her ‘talaq’ over phone

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 A 36-year-old woman in Manjhanpur Kotwali area here has alleged that her husband divorced her over phone, police said today. Rozi Begum, a mother of four, had left for her parents’ house some time ago without informing anyone because of continued discord with her husband Sohrab. She returned on Saturday to find that her husband […]

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Dowry death : HC sends husband, father-in-law in Tihar jail

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A man and his father have been sentenced to varying jail terms of life imprisonment and 10 years by the Delhi High Court in the dowry death case of his wife, who ended her life after consuming pesticide. The high court upheld the conviction and sentence of the father-son duo, who were held guilty of […]

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HC seeks govt reply on plea to fast-track child custody cases

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The Delhi High Court has sought the Centre’s response on a PIL seeking direction to formulate guidelines for expeditiously resolving issues of custody and maintenance concerning minors arising from the now rampant practice of “inter-parental child abduction”. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar has issued notice to the […]

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Soundarya files divorce petition in family court

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Superstar Rajinikanth’s younger daughter Soundarya today filed a divorce petition in a family court here. Soundarya and Ashwin Ramkumar tied the knot at a grand wedding ceremony in 2010 which was attended by the who’s who of the film, politics, and business world. They have a one-year-old son, Ved. Claiming difference of opinion between them, […]

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Malaika, Arbaaz attend counselling session after filing for

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Bollywood actress Malaika Arora Khan and Arbaaz Khan attended their first counselling session after filing for divorce by mutual consent. The couple filed for divorce last month and attended the first mandatory counselling session on November 29 in Bandra Family Court. According to family court sources, on Tuesday they were given counselling in the family […]

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HC dismisses Muslim woman’s appeal against divorce

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The Madras High Court has dismissed an appeal by a woman seeking to set aside the “forged” ‘khula’ produced by her husband on the basis of which a cleric granted a fatwa dissolving the marriage. S Basheria submitted she was married to T C A Mohamed Yusuf, a beef merchant on August 20, 1987 as […]

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Man jailed for 10 yrs for raping & threatening woman

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A man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for raping a woman and threatening her, with a Delhi court rejecting his claim that it was an extra-marital affair. The court convicted Delhi resident Joginder Yadav while relying on the woman’s sole testimony. “I am of the opinion that prosecution has proved its case […]

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Court grants 2-day interim bail to officer after kin’s suicide

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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 […]

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Farmer on leased land after expiry period can’t be evicted: SC

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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 […]

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Child marriage will not automatically become void: Madras HC

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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 […]

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Laws to protect women being misused: court

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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 […]

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Husband, In-laws Held Guilty of Dowry Harassment

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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 […]

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