Marriage has been seen as a highly holy and strong bond that exists not only between two people but also between two families. Marriage and family are two important foundations of Indian culture. However, if the marriage does not appear to be working, a situation may evolve in which one
The customary solemnization of the uniting two persons and their families is frequently characterized and broadly acknowledged as marriage.
Partition means bringing joint family status to an end. It is a division of joint family property, i.e., coparcenary property. Under Hindu law, a joint Hindu family means a family which consists of two or more generations living together under the same roof and related to each other mostly through
A second marriage, even though the first marriage is in continuation, is considered bigamy. In simple words, bigamy means when a person marries for the second time while their previous marriage is still in existence. Under the marital laws of India, bigamy is considered a crime if the first
Gender inequality is not a new phenomenon in India. From medieval times, there has been a disparity in the status of men and women. One such example is the ‘Right to Property’. More so, the property rights of women of different religions are distinct. One code of property rights (1956)
It is undisputed that the application of legal provisions and rules are greatly influenced by the existing beliefs and assumptions of a society. With the changing notions of “gender equality” and “neutrality”, comes an immense need to reform several laws and their application to facilitate the much needed ‘progress’ through legal reforms.
Bigamy means entering into a contract of marriage with one person even after being legally married to another. Bigamy is not a new term for us but it is being practised since time immemorial. Bigamy can be traced back from Vedas and Epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata to Hindu rulers (for
Every country or place has its own culture and traditions. Similarly, India also has its rich cultural heritage and traditions, which are quite different from other parts of the world especially the west. Things like Live-in Relationships might be common in other parts of the west, but for India, it was a
Ms Githa Hariharan, the petitioner, married Dr Mohan Ram in 1982 and a son named Rishab was born to them in July 1984. They applied for a 9% Relief Bond to the Reserve Bank of India in the name of their minor son, Rishab. The petitioner sent an intimation that she, in the capacity of a
Indian society has its base of joint families. Mostly we find a Hindu joint family in the Indian Hindu society. The origin of this can be traced back to the erstwhile patriarchal society which was very much in existence in ancient times, where the head of the family had control over the whole family