Salient features of Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005

The Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005, marked a significant overhaul of the Hindu Succession Act of 1956, specifically targeting gender-based disparities in property rights. The amendment introduced several noteworthy features aimed at promoting equality,...

Stepmother can get share in ancestral property after death of father

My stepmother is asserting her share in the ancestral property, currently registered under my late grandfather’s name, who passed away four years ago. The property is yet to be distributed, and my stepmother vacated our ancestral home three years ago, residing elsewhere with her daughter. The daughter, who lived with us before marrying 25 years ago and subsequently leaving our house, is now asserting her rights over the property. I seek advice on the validity of my stepmother and her daughter’s claim to my father’s property following his demise.

Drug-related crimes in India

Drug-related crimes in India pose a complex and multifaceted challenge. The country faces issues related to the production, trafficking, and abuse of illicit substances, encompassing a range of challenges from cultivation and distribution to substance abuse and...

Scientific investigation of crime

The scientific investigation of crime involves the application of various scientific methods and techniques to analyze and solve criminal cases. The field of forensic science plays a crucial role in this process. Forensic science laboratories Forensic science...

I lied to my boyfriend about my divorce now he refuses to marry

In 2017, I separated from an abusive marriage. After some time, I started dating someone. In 2021, I got divorced, but I didn’t disclose this to him because I was concerned that he might judge me. Now he is refusing to marry. We have been in a sexual relationship for three years. He is 23 years old and my age is 38. I love him because his sexual orientation meets my desire. How to initiate a legal process to compel him for marriage?

Can a single accused seek quashing of FIR

An FIR has been filed against four accused individuals, and Accused No. 4 possesses a distinct identity. Question: Is it possible for the High Court to quash the FIR only against Accused No. 4? An FIR has been registered, and a C-Summary has been submitted to the Honourable Magistrate. The complainant has filed a Protest Petition, leading the Honourable Magistrate to return the C-Summary to a new Investigating Officer for further inquiry. Question: At this stage, can the alleged Accused No. 4 seek relief by approaching the High Court to have his name quashed from the FIR?