A woman married under Muslim law shall be entitled to obtain a decree for the dissolution of her marriage on any one or more of the following grounds, namely: (i) that the […]
Calling of names and hurling of abuses such as ‘Hathi’, ‘Mota Hathi’ by the wife to her husband is cruelty
The calling of names and hurling of abuses such as ‘Hathi’, ‘Mota Hathi’ and ‘Mota Elephant’ by the appellant in respect of her husband – even if he was overweight, is bound […]
Anti-Suit Injunctions are meant to restrain a party to a suit/proceeding from instituting or prosecuting a case in another court, including a foreign court. Simply put, an anti-suit injunction is a judicial order restraining one party from prosecuting a case in another court outside its jurisdiction. The principles governing grant of injunction are common to that of granting anti-suit injunction. The cases of injunction are basically governed by the doctrine of equity.
Whether the family Court of Delhi has any jurisdiction when the parties and the minor Daughter are American?
The custody of the minor girl child M would remain with the appellant until she attains the age of majority or the Court of competent jurisdiction, trying the issue of custody of the minor child, orders to the contrary, with visitation and access rights to the biological father whenever he would visit India
Now, adultery is the sexual intercourse of two persons, either of whom is married to a third person. This clearly supposes the subsistence of marriage between the husband and wife and if during the subsistence of marriage, the wife lives in adultery, she cannot claim Maintenance Allowance under Section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
A Muslim father to maintain his minor children governed by Cr.P.C- Muslim Women (Protection Or Rights On divorce) Act, has no application.
provisions of the Code remain fully applicable to the Muslims, notwithstanding the controversy resulting from the Shah Bano case and the enactment of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on divorce) Act, 1986.
the right to sue would also survive even if the other spouse dies pending such appeal or application under Order IX, Rule 13, C.P.C. In either case proceedings can be continued against the legal heirs of the deceased spouse who may be interested in supporting the decree of divorce passed against the aggrieved spouse.
decree passed by such Ecclesiastical Tribunal cannot be binding on the courts which have been recognised under the provisions of the divorce Act to exercise power in respect of granting divorce and adjudicating in respect of matrimonial matters.
The question arises what kind of cruel treatment does clause 13(ia) contemplate? In particular, what is the kind of mental cruelty that is required to be established’? While answering these questions, it must be kept in mind that the cruelty mentioned in clause (ia) is a ground now for divorce as well as for judicial separation u/S. 10. Another circumstance to be kept in mind is that even where the marriage has irretrievably broken down, the Act, even after the 1976 (Amendment) Act, does not permit dissolution of marriage on that ground.
What will happen if one consenting party withdraw consent before passing a decree in mutual Consent Divorce Suit?
the Court cannot pass a decree of divorce by mutual consent if the Court is held to have the power to make a decree solely based on the initial petition, it negates the whole idea of mutuality and consent for divorce. Mutual consent to the divorce is a sine qua non for passing a decree for divorce under Section 13-B. Mutual consent should continue till the divorce decree is passed. It is a positive requirement for the Court to pass a decree of divorce. “The consent must continue to decree nisi and case is heard.
Supreme Court Demanded Uniform Civil Code for India
Muslim Personal Law Board posed to defeat the right to maintenance of Muslim women in Shah Bano Begum case
Dr. Tahir Mahmood in his book ‘Muslim Personal Law’ (1977 Edition, pages 200-202), has made a powerful plea for framing a uniform Civil Code for all citizens of India. He says .:
“In pursuance of the goal of secularism, the State must stop administering religion-based personal laws”. He wants the lead to come from the majority community but, we should have thought that, lead or no lead, the State must act. It would be useful to quote the appeal made by the author to the Muslim community:
“Instead of wasting their energies in exerting theological and political pressure in order to secure an “immunity” for their traditional personal law from the State’s legislative jurisdiction, the Muslims will do well to begin exploring and demonstrating how the true Islamic laws,, purged of their time-worn and anachronistic interpretations, can enrich the common civil code of India.”
Whether a divorced Muslim woman, is a ‘wife’ and competent to ask maintenance under Section 125 of Cr.P.C?
The right conferred by Section 125 can be exercised irrespective. of the personal law of the parties, is fortified, especially in regard to Muslims, by the provision contained in the Explanation to […]
Section 9 only is a codification of pre-existing law. Rule 32 of O. 21 of the Code of Civil Procedure deals with decree for specific performance for restitution of conjugal rights or for an injunction.
The Mohomedan law, on a question of what is legal cruelty between Man and Wife, would probably not differ materially from our own of which one of the most recent exposition is the following:- There must be actual violence of such a character as to endanger personal health or safety; or there must be a reasonable apprehension of it’
Desertion within the meaning of Section 10(1)(a) of the Act read with the Explanation does not imply only a separated residence and separate living. It is also necessary that there must be a determination to put an end to marital relation and cohabitation.
In order to entitle the appellant to obtain a decree of nullity, as prayed for by him, he will have to establish that his wife, the respondent, was impotent at the time of the marriage and continued to be so until the institution of the proceedings.
The burden is on the petitioner to show that desertion without cause subsisted throughout the statutory period
The general rule in all questions of cruelty is that the whole matrimonial relations must be considered, that rule is of a special value when the cruelty consists not of violent act but of injurious reproaches, complaints, accusations or taunts. It may be mental such as indifference and frigidity towards the wife, denial of a company to her, hatred and abhorrence for wife, or physical, like acts of violence and abstinence from sexual inter-course without reasonable cause. It must be proved that one partner in the marriage however mindless of the consequences has behaved in a way which the other spouse could not in the circumstances be called upon to endure, and that misconduct has caused injury to health or a reasonable apprehension of such injury.
the respondent-husband should not have re-married before the expiry of period stipulated for filing Special Leave to Appeal in this Court by the wife.