Author: Seema Sindhu

Heavens wouldn’t fall!

The judgment rendered by five judges constitution bench comprising CJI DY Chandrachud, Justice SK Kaul,  S Ravindra Bhat, Hima Kohli, and PS Narasimha reminded me of the character of Bhisma Pitamah who reluctantly remained on the side of injustice excusing himself for his vow, institutional limitations of the court in this case,  to be the protector of Hastinapur. In […]

Legality of live-in, same-sex marriage, polygamy – and society

In February, a PIL was filed in the Supreme Court for formulating rules for the registration of live-in relationships in India. It also sought mandatory registration of such partnerships. On the other side, a batch of Writ Petitions in the SC seeks recognition of same-sex marriages in India, which has been referred to a 5-judge […]

Forces must sympathise with personnel with alternate life experiences

The overall approach of the services towards the wrongs of adultery and extra-marital affairs, and failed marriages assumes that the spouse having an extra-marital affair is incapable of thinking of their own best interest.

It’s High Time For Legislation On Freebies

During a rally on 17th July, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that “revdi culture” (culture of distributing freebies) is very dangerous for development of the country and needs to be removed from politics in the country. On 26th July, hearing a PIL on rampant culture of freebies, the Supreme Court called the issue “serious” one […]

No Necessary Wedlock Between Law And Morality

In a latest judgment of High Court of Karnataka, a single-judge bench has upheld the order of lower court refusing to drop charge of Section 376 of IPC (rape) against husband — meaning holding the lower court right in taking cognizance of offence of rape and framing of charge for the same against the husband […]

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