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Magistrate can vary an order under Section 125 Cr.PC: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently clarified that reviving of maintenance application of wife under Section 125 of Criminal Procedure Code (“Code”) is not hit by the embargo contained in Section 362 of the Code. “The use of expression ‘from … Continue reading

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Section 497 (Adultery) declared unconstitutional: SC

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of India struck down as unconstitutional the penal provision on adultery saying that the law affected individual dignity and equality of women. “Any system treating a woman with indignity, inequity and inequality or … Continue reading

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Judicial Separation can’t affect ‘aggrieved person’ status: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently clarified that one does not cease to be an “aggrieved person” because of the decree of judicial separation under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (“Act”). The Court said, “…it is … Continue reading

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Arrests cannot be made in a routine manner: SC

Expressing concerns over the misuse of the law to combat the menace of harassment to a woman at the hands of her husband and his relatives, the Supreme Court of India said that the arrests cannot be made in a … Continue reading

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Court can take cognizance of non-cognizable offence on a police report: SC

The Supreme Court of India cleared that if a complaint contains allegations about commission of offence under Section 498A (Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) of the Indian Penal Code (“IPC”) which is a … Continue reading

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