Monday, August 27, 2018

The Supreme Court has stated that the second marriage is not void even if a divorce appeal against the first marriage is pending. However, the Hindu Marriage Act provides that the second marriage shall be lawful only when the appeal for divorce against the first marria...

Friday, August 17, 2018

The Supreme Court of India has taken up a case that draws parallels with the Hadiya case, which had made international headlines.

A Habeas Corpus petition has been filed by one Mohd Ibrahim Sidhiqui (appellant) who converted to Hinduism and took the name of Aryan A...

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Shastric Hindu Law looked at adoption more as a sacramental than secular act. Some judges think that the object of adoption is two fold:


to secure one’s performance of one’s funeral rites and 2) to preserve the continuance of one’s lineage[1]. Hindus believed that...

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Divorce under Hindu Marriage Act

Under the old Hindu laws, divorce was viewed as forbidden and was not talked about as freely as it is spoken out today, but with the codification of the laws the provision of divorce were laid down The provision of “Divorce” has been dea...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

(I) Remarriage: The wife has a right to seek dissolution of her marriage, provided the other wife alive at the time of presentation of the petition. In Mandu Naganna V. Lachmi Bai ( AIR 1963 AP 82 ) it was held that the crucial date is the date of presentation of the p...

Monday, June 19, 2017

Maintenance under Section 24 of Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 (Maintenance “pendent lite”) Section 24 makes provision for grant of maintenance pendent lite and expenses of proceedings to either spouse.


In Chitra Lekha V. Ranjit Rai 1977: Delhi:- The court laid down that the...

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