Allowing a petition filed against an order of the family court, the Bombay High Court has held that under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, any woman has a right to reside in her matrimonial home or shared household irrespective of whether she has any right, title or interest in the said household or not. The High Court referred to Section 19 of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (DV Act) which provides for ‘Residence Orders’.
News Date: 11 May 2017
Delhi High Court has held that in cases where someone dies without a will, succession can only be granted to the legal heirs of that person, not the nominee.
News Date: 02 May 2017
Bombay High Court has held that marrying again while first marriage was intact and barring wife entry to a house shared with second ‘wife’ amounts to cruelty by husband.
News Date: 01 May 2017
Madras High Court has held that pendency of divorce petition filed by husband is not a bar to initiate proceedings under Domestic Violence Act by wife.
News Date: 25 Apr 2017
Supreme Court has directed a husband to provide his wife Rs. 50 lakh amount and a flat worth Rs. 1 crore, even though it held that acts of wife in filing false complaints against husband amounted to cruelty.
News Date: 31 Mar 2017
Supreme Court has decided that a five-judge constitution bench will rule on the constitutional validity of the practice of triple talaq, ‘nikah halala’ and polygamy among Muslims. The hearing of same will begin from May 11.
News Date: 24 Mar 2017
Delhi High Court has held husband guilty of committing contempt of court for disobeying Supreme Court order to pay Rs 1 lakh per month as ad interim maintenance to his wife, and punished him to two-month simple imprisonment along with a fine of Rs. 2000.