Punjab & Haryana High Court admonishes Judge and orders examination of his conduct.

“God have mercy on the litigants that appear in his court,” the Punjab & Haryana HC asserted while admonishing a judge belonging to subordinate judiciary. The High Court also directed its Registrar-General to get his conduct examined on the administrative side & never to post him in a “Family Court” again as he appeared to […]

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

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 […]

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

: 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, […]

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HC rejects Parsi man’s plea to nullify wedlock to Hindu

The Bombay High Court has rejected the plea of a Parsi man to declare his 15-year-old marriage to a Hindu as null and void as their wedlock was arranged in accordance with Hindu rituals though they professed different religions. A division bench recently dismissed an appeal filed by Viraf Phiroz Bharucha, a city resident, against a […]

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Rajya Sabha passes marriage laws amendment bill

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 […]

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High Court quashes ex-parte divorce order, sends case to family court

Describing it as “erroneous”, the Bombay High Court has set aside an order of Nashik family court granting a divorce decree ex-parte to a man in the absence of his wife who did not attend the proceedings Allowing an appeal filed by the aggrieved wife against the impugned judgement of December 7, 2011, a high […]

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Marriages can be ended before cooling period: Apex court

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 […]

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

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 […]

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”Court fee, marriage bills tabled in Delhi assembly”

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 […]

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Delhi government clears marriage registration bill

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 […]

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