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Hadiya Case and analysis on judicial overreach of Supreme Court Order

Kamal Ghotra Overview Hadiya, a homeopathy doctor, had married Jehan on December 19 last year. Two days later, the Hadiya’s father – ex-serviceman KM Ashokan – filed an affidavit before the high court alleging that his son-in-law was involved in three criminal cases.The Supreme Court had directed the National Investigative …

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Legal Shorts; SC on Instigation to commit suicide – What constitutes – Constant and persistent dowry demands – S. 306 IPC.

Per Mukharji, J._ _Constant dowry demands from newly wedded wife and consequent taunts, ill-treatment, cruel behaviour, torture and insinuation that she was carrying an illegitimate child are grave and serious provocations enough for an ordinary woman in the Indian set-up, to commit suicide. Per Ray, J. (concurring)_ _The persistent demands …

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Legal Shorts; SC: Living together, no proof of marriage – Presumption of – such children legitimate & entitled to Succession.

P and S living together for long years as husband and wife – In such circumstances, even in absence of proof, held, a rebuttable presumption of valid marriage between them would arise – In view of non- rebuttal of the presumption, S held wife of P and their son, held, …

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