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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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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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Live-in relationship with knowledge that other party was married is not a “relationship in the nature of marriage”: SC

The Supreme Court of India ruled that if one of the parties to a live-in relationship was aware that the other party was married even before the commencement of their relationship, then such a relationship is not a “relationship in … Continue reading

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