Medical Termination of Pregnancy in India 

The topic of “Abortion” or the “volitional killing of the foetus” has been a matter of dissension for ages and has been hotly debated on various platforms throughout the world. Any academic powwow pertaining to the topic of “Abortion” has always revolved around the concepts of “right of the unborn baby” and the “choice ofContinue reading “Medical Termination of Pregnancy in India ”

Kim Jong-Un’s Inhumane Legal Regime in North Korea

North Korea which is considered to be the most repressive country in the world has for many years been under the totalitarian rule of Kim Jong Un’s family. The backward and ruthless family claims the root of their rule is derived from the Monolithic Ideology System which was started by Kim ll-Sung. This rule allowsContinue reading “Kim Jong-Un’s Inhumane Legal Regime in North Korea”

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”

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”

Adoption Laws – An Indian Perspective

Children are considered the precious gems of a country. Our future depends on their overall development. The concept of family upholds marriage, and children as a fruit of the said marriage. Maternal mortality, birth rate, infant mortality rate are indices that are used to predict development. In a civilized society, all children are provided theContinue reading “Adoption Laws – An Indian Perspective”