Shilpa Sailesh Judgment: A Step Towards No-Fault Divorce?
Is the SC's power to directly grant divorce in cases of irretrievable breakdown of marriage, a judicial quick fix to a legislative issue?
3rd Jun 2023More
The Uses and Abuses of Marital Privacy
How strong is the marital privacy argument to justify marital rape exception in a post-Puttaswamy era?
22nd May 2023More
Adjudicating Marriage Equality: An Opportunity Lost or a Bullet Dodged?
The SC’s decision to leave out personal laws from the scope of challenge in the marriage equality case presents an interesting conundrum.
24th Apr 2023More
State of Gujarat v Jamiat Ulama-E-Hind Gujarat & Ors
Special Leave Petition challenging the Gujarat High Court's Interim Order that upholds conversion during interfaith unions between adults in the state.More
Last Updated: 20220323
Bench:Vikram Nath J, Krishna Murari JMore
Decriminalisation of Adultery
Joseph Shine v Union of India
On September 27th 2018, the Court decriminalised adultery. On January 31st 2023, the Court clarified that decriminalising adultery did not impact members of the Armed Forces.More
Last Updated: 20181023
Bench:K.M. Joseph J, Ajay Rastogi J, Aniruddha Bose J, Sanjiv Khanna J, C.T. Ravikumar JMore
Nandini Praveen v Union of India
The Supreme Court will decide whether certain provisions of the Special Marriage Act, 1954 (‘Act’) violate Articles 14, 15, and 21 of the Constitution of India, 1950.More
Bench:V Ramasubramanian J, A.S. Bopanna J,More
Uniform Marriage Age
Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay v Union of India
The Court dismissed the petition, stating that only Parliament had the power to provide a uniform minimum age for marriage irrespective of religion or gender.More
Bench:D.Y. Chandrachud CJI, P.S. Narasimha J, J.B. Pardiwala JMore
Goolrokh Gupta v Burjor Pardiwala
This case will decide if a Parsi woman loses her own religious identity after solemnising her marriage under the Special Marriage Act.More
Bench:N.V. Ramana CJI, R Banumathi J, Ashok Bhushan J, L.N. Rao J, M.M. Shantangoudar J, Abdul Nazeer J, Subhash Reddy J, B.R. Gavai J, Surya Kant JMore
Sameena Begum v Union of India
Several Public Interest Litigation (PILs) challenge the constitutional validity of polygamy, nikah halala and other related Muslim marriage practices.More
Next Hearing: August 30, 2022
Bench:Indira Banerjee J, Hemant Gupta J, Surya Kant J, M.M. Sundresh J, Sudhanshu Dhulia JMore