Category: Family Law

Maternal Mortality in India

Digvijay Singh   Editor’s Note: In developing countries like India, maternal mortality ratio is still very high. Different socio demographic factors are responsible beside the medical factors for this high ratio. Government of India has taken many steps for the improvement of health of pregnant and nursing women and women in […]

Reducing Maternal Mortality in India

By Digvijay Singh Introduction The estimates of the present decade show that worldwide each year nearly half a million women die from complications during pregnancy and childbirth. About 99% of these women belong to the developing world with over 90% concentrated in Africa and Asia. The current maternal mortality ratio […]

Need For Uniform Civil Code

By Yudhajeet Sinha Current Status of Uniform Civil Code in India: The view of the Indian Constitution The term Uniform Civil Code infers the same set of common laws to oversee all people groups independent of their religion, caste, and tribe. The arenas secured under it are the laws identified with […]

Illegitimacy under Hindu Law

Illegitimate means “something which is contrary to law”. Illegitimate children as understood are those children who are not born out of a lawful wedlock. Not just the society but even the law has discriminated against them in many ways. However, with the emergence of a group of people in the society who are rational and liberal in their outlook and do not consider illegitimacy as a stigma, the laws are also being amended accordingly.

Right of Unwed Mother to Uphold Guardianship over a Minor

By Anonymous Introduction India is a nation well known for its culture and religion diversities. People here are quick at adapting as westernization is on a rise here, not only in terms of apparels but also in their thoughts. People have a modern outlook which was exhibited in the recent […]

No Fault Theory Of Divorce

By Sumit Kumar Suman, CNLU Introduction Under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 both the husband and the wife have been given a right to get their marriage dissolved by a decree of divorce on more than one grounds specifically enumerated in Section 13. Some of the grounds initially inserted were substituted and some more grounds came […]

The Right to Property of Hindu Women

By Ayushi Singhal, NUJS INTRODUCTION It is common knowledge that the Indian society is predominantly patriarchal and the preferential rights given to men with respect to property, both movable and immovable, are just another manifestation of the male centric societal structure. Giving women the right to inherit, own, use and […]