New Delhi: If you thought that being in a live-in relationship would save you from being punished for demanding dowry, think again. In an order that can expand the rights of women in live-in alliances, the Supreme Court has turned down the plea of Koppisetti Subbarao who had disputed the … Continue reading →
This email of mine is swift (but not provocative) response to the recent news article (attached below) in which Supreme Court Justice Shri Arijit Pasayat and Shri M K Sharma acknowledged that IPC 498A was misused but did not see any reason to remedy the situation. With this email, I … Continue reading →
New Delhi: Criminal proceedings pending against an accused in a lower court can be quashed by the High Court exercising its inherent jurisdiction to prevent abuse of the process of court and to secure ends of justice, the Supreme Court has held.
NEW DELHI – In a legal regime which takes a very strong view of dowry deaths, there appears to be a small respite for husbands. For, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that asking for the wife’s share in ancestral property from in-laws would not come under the definition of