[Breaking] Using derogatory terms against spouse amounts to cruelty

Division Bench of the Supreme Court consisting of Vikramajit Sen and Abhay Manohar Sapre JJ while allowing a petition for dissolution of marriage on the ground of cruelty held that, either of the spouse to a marriage abuses the other OR calls police and lodge false complaint against the other spouse or his relatives OR refusing to allow close relatives from visiting other spouse and reside in the matrimonial...

[Breaking] Dowry can be demanded at any time, says Supreme Court

A bench of M.Y. Eqbal and P.C. Ghose JJ. of the Supreme Court of India, while upholding the life term of the appellant, said that, dowry can be demanded at any time, and it is not necessarily before marriage. It was a case were the appellant was sentenced for life term for poisoning and burning his wife to death. Read more on offences relating to marriage Appellant pleaded before the Honourable Supreme...

[Breaking] Right to maintenance an absolute right under Section 125, Cr.PC

While considering the scope of maintenance under Section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, a division bench comprising of Dipak Misra and P.C. Pant, JJ, of the Honourable Supreme Court held that, right to maintenance of a wife as guaranteed under Section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure is an absolute right and the same is applicable to Muslim women as well. While delivering the judgment...

[Breaking] Husband’s right to extramarital relationship accepted

The question came before the Honourable Supreme Court in Ghusabhi Raisangbhai Chorasiya v. State of Gujarat, was that, whether husband’s extramarital relationship amounts to cruelty within the meaning of Section 498A, of IPC? A Division Bench of the Supreme Court comprising of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice S.J Mukhopadhayay, observed that, if husband has developed some intimacy with another,...