Demise by Dowry or Marrying for Harmony?

According to Manu marriage is an essential, ‘Sanskar ’in which every Hindu is obligated to marry. There are two maxims from which we can devise the nature of marriage. The first one is, “conjunctic martitet perminae est de nature” that means the husband and wife should live together in a household. The second maxim, “viretContinue reading “Demise by Dowry or Marrying for Harmony?”

Constitutionality of Section 9 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955

Marriage is a sacred tie and its sanctity is upheld by personal laws of all the religions. When a husband and wife are tied in wedlock, they become one, living together in harmony. Hindus use the term ‘Ardhangni’ which means ‘half of the husband‘ to denote that a man is incomplete without his wife. InContinue reading “Constitutionality of Section 9 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955”

Marital Rape: A Myth or a Rephrehensible Reality?

Dibya Prakash Lahiri from Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, New Delhi Rape, more than the perspective of an act of sexual violence is the act of degenerating the society with a vision of not only outraging the modesty of a woman but also ousting the dignity of the physical, mental and psychological being of aContinue reading “Marital Rape: A Myth or a Rephrehensible Reality?”

Hindu Women’s Property Rights

India is a religiously diverse country. Religious norms and laws are the principle source of the codified personal laws governing marriage, divorce, inheritance, adoption, guardianship and separation. These laws vary with the person’s religion, faith and culture. The Hindu Succession Act, 1956 (hereafter, HSA) is a personal law legislature which governs intestate succession of aContinue reading “Hindu Women’s Property Rights”

Dowry Death and Legal Protection for Women

“Any young man, who makes dowry a condition to marriage, discredits his education and his country and dishonours womanhood.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi Marriage is a basic unit of society, a source of bliss and merriment. However, one of the longest standing shades of malice related to marriage, especially from a woman’s perspective is the dowryContinue reading “Dowry Death and Legal Protection for Women”

Article 44: Uniform Civil Code

India is home to various religions and people. It has a rich history dominated by religious beliefs and practices upon which the country rests. Despite all the differences people call India their home. What if they were all governed by one single system of law? Yes, there are various laws that are same for allContinue reading “Article 44: Uniform Civil Code”