Category Archives: Family Law

[Case Brief] Dinesh Singh Thakur v/s Sonal Thakur – Supreme Court of India

BRIEF FACTS AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY Dinesh Singh Thakur, the appellant, and Sonal Thakur, the respondent had married on 20.02.1995 according to Hindu Rites. At the time, when the marriage took place, the appellant was working in the United States of America (USA) and after the marriage was solemnized he also took his wife, the respondent […]

[Case Brief] Smt. Saroj Rani v/s Sudarshan Kumar Chadha, 1984

(This post was written by Madhav Chandan from Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar) Smt. Saroj Rani v/s Sudarshan Kumar Chadha was decided on 8th August 1984. It is considered landmark because it challenged the constitutional validity of Section 9 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 wherein the two-judge bench of the Honourable Supreme Court of […]

[Case Brief] Anees Hameed v/s State of Kerala, 2017

Sruthi and Anees fell in love with each other and decided to get married but this was not supported by Sruthi’s parents because they both belong to different religions- Hindu and Muslim. Against, this Sruthi left the home, got herself converted to Islam and performed a mock marriage. Sruthi’s father lodged a complaint in the […]

Kastoori Devi v/s Chiranji Lal, AIR 1960 ALL 446

Synopsis of the Judgement: The present decision given by the single judge bench of Allahabad High Court concerns itself with an important question under the law. Plaintiff is a wife of the respondent who had married to another woman. He at the primary stage entered into an agreement to pay maintenance to the wife but […]