Mutual Constent Divorce procedure and Questions

There has always been confusion among new lawyers and general public at large about the procedure of divorce by mutual consent. The Hindu marriage Act provides the process of divorce by mutual consent whereby the parties i.e. Husband and wife can dissolve their marriage through a hassle free…

Rules for Monetary Incentive in Inter – caste marriages revised in Rajasthan

Rajasthan: The Rajasthan Government has revised conditions on the rules of Inter – caste marriage scheme under which the couple is provided with monetary incentives. This schemes has given rise to numerous fake marriages and divorce. According to the new rules, inter – caste marriage would be allowed…

Fresh data from Delhi Police: More than 60 per cent of sexual abuse cases committed by known persons

In an affidavit filed by the Delhi Police in Delhi High Court regarding its directions for “crime mapping” in sexual offences against women, it said that from the analysis emerging out from cases registered till 15th October, 2014, majority of the accused were persons known or related to…

UN study says that six out of 10 Indian men admit violence against wives

Six out of ten Indian men admit to have perpetrated violence against wives /partners. The study also indicated that men who experienced discrimination as children or faced financial stresses more likely to be abusive. This report has been prepared by the United Nations World Population Fund (UNFPA) and…

Lalitha Kumaramangalam appointed as the NCW chairperson

Member of BJP’s national executive Lalitha Kumaramangalam was appointed as the chairperson of the National Commission for Women (NCW). “(Ms.) Kumaramangalam has been appointed as the NCW chairperson and we would like to welcome her,” Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said, days after she had…

Law for Welfare of Senior Citizens

Concerned with the instances of neglect of old age parents by their children, the Government had enacted the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007 in December, 2007 which, inter-alia, makes maintenance of parents/senior citizens by children/relatives obligatory and justifiable through Tribunals; provides for revocation…

Union Minister of Women and Child Development writes to judges to expedite adoption cases

Union Minister of Women & Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi has written nearly 700 letters to Chief Justices of High Courts and District Judges all across the country, requesting them to expedite the adoption cases pending with them or received by them. The Minister has pointed out…

High Court set norms for identifying accused by child witness

The High Court has issues guidelines for conducting test identification parade for recognising accused inside the Tihar Central Jail here by witnesses below 12 years of age. Issuing the guidelines, the Division Bench of Justice Kailash Gambhir and Justice Sunita Gupta said for child witnesses below 12 years…

Mukul Rohatgi as the Attorney General of India

The new government appointed senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi as the new Attorney General of India. He succeeds G.E. Vahanvati, who resigned on May 27, 2014. As the country’s first law officer, the Attorney General is the only non-member of parliament who can come to parliament to give his…

Supreme Court stays execution of child rapist and murderer

The Supreme Court stayed the execution of Kalu Khan, who was found guilty in the rape and  murder of a four – year old, thereby facing capital punishment. He was held guilty of rape and murder of his neighbour in Sriganganagar district in Rajasthan in May 2012 and…