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Child born out of irregular marriage is entitled to claim share in father’s property: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently clarified that the marriage of a Hindu female with a Muslim male is not a regular or valid marriage, but merely an irregular marriage and any child born out of such marriage is entitled … Continue reading

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Makers of new drugs exempt from price control: Govt.

The Indian Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers (Department of Pharmaceuticals) has notified an order amending the Drugs (Prices Control) Order 2013. Effective January 3, 2019, manufacturers of new drugs patented in India are exempt from price control for a period … Continue reading

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Six months cooling off period u/s 13B(2) HMA directory: SC

In an important ruling, the Supreme Court of India held that the minimum period of six months stipulated under Section 13B(2) of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 (the Act) for a motion for passing decree of divorce on the basis … Continue reading

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Triple Talaq unconstitutional: SC

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of India declared the Islamic practice under which a Muslim man could divorce his wife instantaneously by uttering ‘divorce’ thrice as unconstitutional. In a 3-2 majority verdict, the Court struck down the age-old … Continue reading

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No automatic arrest of husband in Sec. 498A cases: SC

In an attempt to curb the misuse of Section 498A of Indian Penal Code, the Supreme Court of India issued new directions that included an end to the automatic arrest of the husband and his family members. Section 498A of … Continue reading

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Privacy Rights should be protected during litigation: DHC

Raising serious concerns over the disclosure of the most private and personal details by the parties during the matrimonial litigation and thus affecting the privacy rights, the Delhi High Court issued the below directions to the Family Courts in Delhi. … Continue reading

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Delay in matrimonial disputes by courts ‘distressing phenomenon’: SC

Criticizing the apathetic attitude of the Family courts, the Supreme Court of India held that matrimonial and domestic disputes, including an application for grant of maintenance, have to be disposed of at the earliest by the Family courts by taking … Continue reading

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