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Law against Dowry - 498A

Submitted by asandil on Fri, 10/16/2020 - 23:37

Dowry system was followed in India since very long time, it started even before the British rule. The idea behind dowry was to ensure that the bride is financially stable after getting married. Hence, her parents started giving her money, financial assets, land, property, etc. to make sure that their daughter is happy and independent after getting married.

Process of religious conversions

Submitted by asandil on Wed, 10/14/2020 - 12:04

The process of religious conversion was not a new phenomenon in India. The history of India was a colonial construct, written on the basis of three religious faiths in chronological order. The ancient represent rulers of Hindu, medieval era called as the Muslim rule and the modern era ruled by the British people which stand for the Christianity.

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Equal Inheritance Right to Daughters in Ancestral Property

Submitted by asandil on Sat, 09/05/2020 - 20:27

In the year 2005, parliament amended the hindu succession Act. It governs on division of property among undevided family.  Daughters are being allowed to have equal rights as son. They were made coparcener  in the ancestral property. (Who is coparcener? Ans: A coparcener shares with others inheritance in the estate of a common ancestor.)

Landmark judgement: Hindu widow gets more share in Property belonging to her husband

Submitted by asandil on Wed, 05/28/2014 - 19:12

Widow is a word that creates limitless sympathy in the hearts of sensitive people. In a typical Indian society, a widow is considered to be a helpless creature who feeds herself on the mercy of other members of the family. In the recent past, the legal machinery of India has also taken the conditions of the widows seriously and ruled out improved provisions to safeguard their interests.

It’s right time India must to get rid of absurdities in laws

Submitted by asandil on Wed, 05/28/2014 - 18:53

Needless to say that visibly there are blemishes in Indian laws that may seem doltish, outdated, draconian, conflicting, open to misapply and in some cases even interesting and it is high time we dispose of such absurdities to make the legitimate framework powerful, says economist, editorialist and author Bibek Debroy. He was giving an address organized by Moneylife Foundation in Mumbai.

The suggestible amendments in The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

Submitted by asandil on Tue, 05/27/2014 - 18:52

According to the senior lawyer of the Supreme Court Kamini Jaiswal, it can, as of now, take 6 months to 20 years to get a divorce. As stated by the previous Union Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily, there are 55,000 cases pending in the different courts across the nation. Mr. Veerappa Moily likewise precluded correcting the Hindu Marriage Act so as to oblige the Khap Panchayat's requests.