Category: Family Law

Karnataka High Court quashes POCSO case against husband booked for having sex with minor Muslim wife

Interestingly, the High Court had in another case that the POCSO Act overrides Muslim personal law with respect to the age of consent for sex and hence, sex after marriage with minor Muslim wife would be punishable. The Karnataka High Court on October 10 quashed a rape case and case under the Protection of Children

The Delhi High Court is concerned about the "disturbing trend" of lower courts hearing bail requests that are now before the high court.

Gangster and former “Gogi Gang” member denied interim release in order to undergo mother’s surgery by Delhi High Court

A criminal and former “Gogi Gang” member was granted temporary bail on Tuesday by the Delhi High Court so that he could attend his mother’s operation. Bhupender Singh alias Bhutta was appearing in court to request bail after being charged with violating Sections 186, 353, 332, 307, 224, 482, 392, 397, 120 B read with

Dowry demand by wealthier people against impoverished family members of wife is rampant: Bombay High Court

The High Court overturned judgments acquitting the husband and his family members, stating that the evidence of the deceased woman’s parents was rejected on inadequate grounds. The Bombay High Court in Aurangabad recently stated that the societal scourge of dowry persists in our culture, with even ostensibly wealthy people demanding payment from the destitute parents

The Supreme Court rejected Nupur Sharma's appeal after she stated that "FIRs and death threats were a clear and coordinated campaign aimed at silencing me."

Mother has right to give step-father’s surname to child after demise of biological father: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court noted on Thursday that the mother, who is the kid’s sole natural guardian, has the authority to choose the child’s surname and to place the infant for adoption. Thus, the Andhra Pradesh High Court’s order to a woman to change her son’s stepfather’s surname back to his own surname was dismissed by

The Delhi High Court is concerned about the "disturbing trend" of lower courts hearing bail requests that are now before the high court.

Mother seeks son-his wife to be ousted from her house; Delhi Court Allows

A Delhi court recently ordered a man and his wife to leave the home of his parents. The man’s mother stated that the man and his wife had been torturing and harassing her, in addition to bringing a dog home against her will. The mother alleged that her son had provoked the dog to attack

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