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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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Guidelines Governing Adoption of Children 2015: Govt.

Central Government has notified guidelines issued by the Central Adoption Resource Authority providing for the regulation of adoption of orphan, abandoned or surrendered children. http://goo.gl/dN4O8L The main features of the ‘Guidelines Governing Adoption of Children 2015’ include: provisions for linking … Continue reading

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Fatwas declared illegal: SC

Declaring that ‘Fatwas’ issued by any institution or body as illegal, the Supreme Court of India ruled that an adjudication or Fatwa does not have the force of law and therefore cannot be enforced by any process. “…….the decision or … Continue reading

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Apostasy dissolves Muslim marriage: DHC

In an interesting ruling regarding Muslim Personal Law, the Delhi High Court ruled that apostasy of Islam by married Muslim woman does dissolve her marriage and said that Section 4 of Dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act, 1939 (“Act”) does not … Continue reading

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Muslims allowed to adopt a child: SC

In a much awaited judgment, a Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India gave Muslims the right to adopt a child despite their personal laws prohibiting it, however, the Court stopped short of declaring the right to adopt or … Continue reading

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