Monsters-In-Law III

The Appellant Husband was treated cruelly by the Respondent Wife. There were repeated threats of suicide [See, Pankaj Mahajan v. Dimple, (2011) 12 SCC 1]; levelling of disgusting accusations of indecent familiarity with a person outside wedlock [Vijaykumar v. Neela, 2003 (6) SCC 334]. Both are acts of cruelty within the meaning of The Hindu […]

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Monsters-In-Law II

Domestic Violence within the meaning of The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 is ‘gender neutral‘. Physical abuse, verbal abuse, emotional abuse and economic abuse can all be by women against other women. “Even sexual abuse may, in a given fact circumstance, be by one woman on another“. The SC in Hiralal Harsora v. Kusum Harsora, [Civil […]

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Right to Reproductive Health

“It is well established that the right to life under Article 21 of the Constitution includes the right to lead a dignified and meaningful life and the right to health is an integral facet of this right. In Subhash Chandra Bose, (1992) 1 SCC 441
 while dealing with the right to health of workers, it […]

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Dispute on Matrimonial Status

“Under Section 7(1), Explanation (b) of The Family Courts Act, 1984 (“Act”) a suit or a proceeding for a declaration as to the validity of both marriage and matrimonial status of a person is within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Family Court, since under Section 8 all those jurisdictions covered under Section 7 are excluded […]

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