Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicHindu Marriage Act

Topic: Hindu Marriage Act

‘Same-sex marriage not a part of our culture’, says top govt lawyer, opposes plea in Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court is hearing a PIL that seeks marriage rights for the gay community under the Hindu Marriage Act 1955.

Refusal to wear sakha, sindoor signals woman’s unwillingness to accept marriage: Gauhati HC

The High Court allowed a man's appeal against a family court order that didn't grant him permission to divorce his wife.

Transgenders & others who identify as women will now be ‘brides’ under Hindu Marriage Act

In landmark ruling, Madras High Court 'states the obvious' to solemnise marriage of a couple who were denied registration because of bride's gender.

Leprosy no longer grounds for divorce

Parliament passed the Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill which removes the disease as grounds for divorce under five personal laws, including the Hindu Marriage Act.

Second marriage valid even if divorce plea of first marriage pending in courts: SC

SC rules that if both parties from first marriage have amicably parted but case pending in court, then second marriage still valid.

Anand Marriage Act: An assertion of Sikh identity in the face of UCC demands

Delhi has joined the growing list of states that will now allow Sikhs to register their marriages under their own Act. But does it have any tangible benefits?

On Camera

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Italian PM vows cooperation during India's G20 presidency

India can open a new chapter in ties with Italy. Rome knows real intent of China’s outreach

India and Italy can easily support each other in gaining access to areas where they have limited presence, and should also relaunch the discussion of the trilateral partnership with Japan.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.