Retention of Stridhan by husband or family members is a continuing offence or not ?

The Supreme Court of India today in the matter of Krishna Bhatacharjee Vs. Sarathi Choudhury opined that as long as the status of the aggrieved person remains and stridhan remains in the custody of the husband, the wife can always put forth her claim under Section 12 of the Protection […]

D.V. Act does not intend to defeat or deny the rights of others in respect of a shared household

The Kerala High Court on Thursday, July 02, 2015 in a judgment titled Mary Jacob Vs. Elizabeth Jacob held that “while giving utmost care and protection to an aggrieved party especially, in respect of protection orders, the D.V. Act does not intend to defeat or deny the rights of others available in respect […]

Practice of eliminating female foetus by use of pre-natal diagnostic techniques

The Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994 is an outcome of concern shown by both the Houses of Parliament. A Joint Committee of both the Houses prepared and presented a report in December, 1992. Pre-natal diagnostic techniques On the basis of report/ recommendations aforesaid, a […]

Rules prohibits woman as waitresses or bartenders is unconstitutional

The Kerala High Court on Monday, August 17, 2015 in Dhanyamol C.J. Vs. State of Kerala held that Rule 27A of Kerala Foreign Liquor Rules as well as condition 9 A under the head Conditions in Forms FL 3 fall foul of the Constitutional scheme of gender equality as has been spelt out in […]