Issue of “love jihad”: Right of “free consent” for Marriage

Context: Many state governments have announced that they are considering enacting an appropriate law to stop marriages which they term as “love jihad”. What are the recent cases? A Muslim girl by birth converted to the Hindu religion and just after a month, she married a Hindu man according to Hindu rites and rituals. The Allahabad… Continue reading Issue of “love jihad”: Right of “free consent” for Marriage

Guidelines for matrimonial cases

Context – The Supreme Court has laid down the guidelines for payment of maintenance in matrimonial cases. What are the impacts of early marriage? Health issues – Girls are married off early and bear children long before they should. This triggers a state of poor maternal health and is one of the root causes of high levels… Continue reading Guidelines for matrimonial cases