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March 06 2022
Did you know: Muslim marriage is a contract.
The Karnataka High Court held that Muslim marriage, unlike Hindu marriage which is a sacrament, is a contract. However, the court opined that divorce does not mean that the contract is ended without any further obligations, such as maintenance. Is Muslim marriage a contract? Yes, marriage is a contract under Muslim personal law. The contract […]
February 23 2022
Did you know: Caste or Religion is not a Barrier to Marriage
The Karnataka High Court has said that any adult has the fundamental right to marry the person of their choice. Irrespective of caste or religion, nobody can restrict the freedom relating to the personal relationships of two individuals. Which law regulates inter-religious marriages? A man and a woman belonging to different religions can marry […]
March 11 2022
The Law on Child Marriage in India
The state of Karnataka has seen a sudden rise in child marriages reported during the COVID-19 lockdown. Officials of the Women and Child Development Department have received information about more than 100 instances of child marriage in the Mysuru district alone between mid-March and July. The Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR) […]
March 04 2022
What is the legal validity of child marriages in India?
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has upheld that child marriages are not automatically invalid, and would become valid if no steps are taken by the concerned child to declare the marriage as void. What is child marriage? In India, child marriage is dealt with under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006. A […]
March 04 2022
How can two people belonging to different religions get married in India?
The Allahabad High Court has said that adults have the right to choose their matrimonial partner, irrespective of their religion. Under what law can two people belonging to different religions get married? A man and a woman belonging to different religions can marry under the Special Marriage Act, 1954. The Act provides for a […]