MARITAL RAPE: GROUND REALITY OF CONTEMPORARY INDIA

By Anshika Prakash Legal Intern, H.K. Law Offices The semantic understanding of Rape is, non-consensual or forced intercourse with someone but different perspectives push through when you consider the act of rape in the setting of a marriage in India. In a country that considers marriage a sacred institution, marital rape not only becomes hotlyContinue reading “MARITAL RAPE: GROUND REALITY OF CONTEMPORARY INDIA”

Essential Ingredients of Section 307 IPC- The Prosecution is required to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt & conviction cannot be based merely on the basis of presumption to rule out the presence of accused- SC REAFFIRMS

IN A RECENT JUDGEMENT SET OUT BY ASSIDUOUS EFFORTS OF HK LAW OFFICES IN CASE TITLED AS ‘VASUDEV V. STATE OF M.P., 2022 SCC OnLine SC 118, AIR Online 2022 SC 80‘, WHEREIN THE HON’BLE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA POINTED OUT THE GRAVE ERROR COMMITTED BY TRIAL COURT AND HIGH COURT IN CONVICTING THE APPELLANTContinue reading “Essential Ingredients of Section 307 IPC- The Prosecution is required to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt & conviction cannot be based merely on the basis of presumption to rule out the presence of accused- SC REAFFIRMS”

STATUS & RIGHTS OF SECOND WIFE IN INDIA

BY PALAK MATHUR LEGAL INTERN, H.K. LAW OFFICES INTRODUCTION A second marriage, if the first marriage exists at the time, is considered illegal and the relationship that exists between the couple because of the second marriage also holds no value or validity in the eyes of the law. Although the legal provisions made in thisContinue reading “STATUS & RIGHTS OF SECOND WIFE IN INDIA”

SECTION 498A IPC- A WEAPON RATHER THAN A SHIELD OF A DISGRUNTLED WIFE

BY SUCHI CHATURVEDI ASSOCIATE, H.K. LAW OFFICES What is Section 498A Indian Penal Code? 498A-Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty.  Whoever, being the husband or the relative of the husband of a woman, subjects such woman to cruelty shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extendContinue reading “SECTION 498A IPC- A WEAPON RATHER THAN A SHIELD OF A DISGRUNTLED WIFE”