Three Judge Bench To Hear Plea Challenging Restitution Of Conjugal Rights Under Hindu Marriage Act .

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday referred to a three-judge bench a plea challenging the power conferred by the Hindu Marriage Act on courts to direct the restitution of conjugal rights of an estranged couple. The petitioners also challenged the identical provision in section 22 of the Special Marriage Act and Rules 32 and 33 of… Read more »

Irretrievable breakdown of marriage ‘debatable’ ground for divorce: SC

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: With the government set to reintroduce the marriage laws amendment bill in the Lok Sabha to amend theto make irretrievable breakdown of marriage a ground for divorce, the Supreme Court has urged a rethink if it was an expedient ground for untying the matrimonial knot. “It is highly debatable whether, in the Indian situation,… Read more »

Rajya Sabha passes marriage laws amendment bill

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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 right to a share in the property of their husbands. The Marriage… Read more »

Marriages can be ended before cooling period: Apex court

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By invoking provisions of Article 142, the dissolution of marriage through mutual consent can be permitted before the cooling period of six months under the Hindu Marriage Act, the Supreme Court has said. (15:40) “We are of the opinion that in appropriate cases invocation of such power would not be unjustified and may even prove… Read more »

After 20, minor girl can get marriage declared void: HC

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The husband of a minor girl is entitled to his wife’s custody but cannot consummate his marriage with her till she attains the age of 20 as law gives her the liberty to approach the court to get her marriage declared void. A Delhi High Court Bench gave this ruling in response to a Division… Read more »

”Court fee, marriage bills tabled in Delhi assembly”

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The Court Fees (Delhi Amendment) Bill, 2012 — which proposes a 10-fold hike in fees — was introduced in the Assembly on Thursday. The Bill, approved by the Delhi cabinet in April, seeks to do away with stamp paper of all denominations and proposes a shift to the electronic-stamping facility, a move aimed at ensuring… Read more »

Delhi government clears marriage registration bill

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With the government Monday clearing the draft Delhi Registration of Marriages Bill 2012, married couples in the capital will soon have to get their marriages registered and failing to do so may invoke a fine of up to Rs.10,000. The bill is likely to be presented in the budget session of the Delhi assembly starting… Read more »

Second appeal under Hindu Marriage Act allowed, rules court

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A second appeal under the Hindu Marriage Act is maintainable, the Gujarat High Court has ruled. Deciding the case of Varshaben Suthar vs Jayshankar Mistri, Justice K.A. Puj ruled, in a judgment made available Friday, that the second appeal against the judgment and decree of the first appellate court under the 1955 act would be… Read more »