Marriage does not shackle a woman’s sexual freedom & choice – Justice Chandrachud

The sexual choices that a person makes is part of that person’s expression, and the constitution does not allow anyone to “shackle the sexual freedom” of another just because he or she entered into a marriage, Justice Dhananjay Chandrachud said today in his 77-judgment in the ‘Section 497’ case. The order also linked a person’s […]

Bharat Matrimony buys from Vivek Pahwa, the company behind India’s largest matchmaking service, said it acquired divorcee-oriented for an undisclosed amount. “ is one of the early movers in this space and has built a good brand name,” said the acquirer. “Buying will help us consolidate our offerings and help divorcees and widowers get wider choices than […]

3,328 complaints about NRI husbands received by external affairs ministry in 3 years

A total of 3,328 Indian women complained to various Indian embassies and missions about their treatment at the hands of their non-resident Indian husbands in the last three years, the external affairs minister said. The highest number of such complaints were received last year, at 1,510. The first 11 months of the current year have […]

Supreme Court sends notice to Center on Muslim divorce laws in India

The Supreme Court today sent notice to the central government in a case based on a complaint by a Muslim woman that the divorce laws applied to her in India are not in conformity with the concept of gender equality promised by the Indian constitution. The court today sought the Union Government’s reply on questions […]