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Author: Drishti Bhanushali. In India, the legal framework acknowledges the importance of safeguarding women’s rights, even in the event of an arrest. These special rights are enacted to ensure that the dignity, privacy, and well-being of women are protected during the arrest process. These provisions take into account the vulnerabilities that a woman may face […]


Author: Drishti Bhanushali. In India, a marriage can be registered under the Hindu Marriage Act of 1955 or the Special Marriage Act of 1954. To be eligible for marriage in India, the minimum age is 21 years for males and 18 years for females. To avoid further confusion, here’s your ultimate guide to registration of […]

False allegations, constant threat of police action amount to cruelty entitling husband to divorce: Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court recently observed that levelling false allegations and giving constant threats of police action and criminal trial amounts to mental cruelty and is a ground for divorce. A division bench of justices Suresh Kumar Kait and Neena Bansal Krishna further held that where there has been a long period of continuous separation, […]

Women have unleashed “legal terrorism” by misusing Section 498A IPC: Calcutta High Court

The Calcutta High Court said on Monday that women have unleashed “legal terrorism” by misusing Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), a provision which criminalises cruelty against a woman by her husband or his relatives [Swapan Kumar Das @ Swapan Das vs State of West Bengal]. Single-judge Justice Subhendu Samanta said that Section 498A was introduced […]

Legal heir certificate for adopted child cannot be granted without valid adoption or supporting documents: Kerala High Court

The Kerala High Court recently held that a legal heirship certificate cannot be granted to an adopted person in the absence of valid documents that prove the adoption [Prameela L v State of Kerala & Ors.]. A division bench consisting of Justices Alexander Thomas and C Jayachandran passed this order while considering a plea moved by a woman (petitioner) challenging […]

Overview of Fundamental Rights in India

Author- Drishti Bhanushali Fundamental Rights are the core principles that ensure the protection of individual liberties, equality, and human dignity. They are inherent to all individuals, irrespective of their race, religion, gender, or social status. These rights provide a strong foundation for a just and inclusive society and play a vital role in upholding the […]

The Acquisition of land and disposal of property under the MHADA Act

author- Sailee Kale   The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority Act plays a vital role in the development and maintenance of housing and infrastructure on the state of Maharashtra, India. Among its many responsibilities, the Act governs the acquisition of land and the disposal of property for various developmental projects. This article delves into […]

Indian Maintenance Act: Ensuring Financial Security and Social Welfare

Author: Sailee Kale   The Indian Maintenance Act is a significant legal provision that seeks to ensure financial security and social welfare for individuals who are unable to support themselves. Enacted to address the needs of dependents and neglected family members, this act establishes a framework for seeking maintenance from family members who have an […]

Understanding the important provisions of Maharashtra’s Land Ceiling Act

Author: Sailee Kale The land is a precious and limited resource, especially in densely populated states like Maharashtra. Historically, a significant portion of agricultural land in the state has been concentrated in the hands of a few landowners, leading to widespread inequality in land ownership. To address this issue and promote equitable distribution of land, […]