The Delhi High Court has waived the cooling-off period for divorce by mutual consent of a woman, from her estranged husband, after she expressed her intention to enter into another marriage with a non-resident Indian who was in India for limited number of days.
Leprosy cannot be a ground for divorce anymore. The Government of India has notified the Personal Laws (Amendment) Act, 2019. The Act omits leprosy as a ground for divorce from various statutes governing marriage in India.
Ending all speculation, President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday repromulgated the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance, commonly known as the triple talaq ordinance, for the third time.
The High Court on Wednesday while granting a divorce to a man from his wife, held that a woman who leaves her husband's company for a long period of time without his consent amounts to cruelty and can be a ground for divorce.
The Punjab and Haryana high court has held that the statement of one of the parties, seeking divorce on mutual consent, recorded through video conference can be accepted for the purpose of granting the decree of divorce.
The Bombay High Court has stayed divorce proceedings initiated by an estranged husband against his wife, an Indian national, filed in the United Kingdom, on the grounds that the couple had married in Mumbai and were governed under the Hindu Marriage Act, to file proceedings only in India.
A bill seeking to remove leprosy as a ground for divorce was passed by Lok Sabha. "Leprosy is being removed as a ground for divorce as it is now a curable disease as against the earlier notion of it being incurable," Minister of State for Law PP Chaudhary while replying to a discussion on 'The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018.
Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday tabled a fresh bill in Parliament to criminalise the practice of instant divorce among a section of Muslims amid opposition from parties including the Congress to the proposed law.