Ritika Chaturvedi

Ritika is an independent freelance legal researcher who graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.

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20 Landmark Cases relating to Environmental Laws in India

Here is a list of 20 Landmark Cases relating to Environmental Laws in India delivered by the Supreme Court and other High Courts which have further facilitated in furthering of the cause of creating ‘environmental consciousness’. Introduction The idea of ‘environmental consciousness’ began when man realised that the environment does not belong to man but he belongs to……...

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Indian Prison System: An Overview

Read this article on ‘Indian Prison System’ to understand the background, development, challenges and reforms required. Introduction The prison system is a useful and significant component of criminal justice systems just as the Police and the Judiciary. Prisons have been since time immemorial have played a significant role in the establishment of rule of law and facilitating the……...

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10 Most Useful Websites for Law Students

Here’s a list of 10 Most Useful Websites for Law Students that aids ‘Quality Legal Education‘ in today’s times. These websites have diversified and intensified their reach and that was made possible only because of technology. The impact of technology can also be seen in the field of legal education which has expanded its access to information and… Read More »

Can we adopt a child of 21 years in India?

Can we adopt a child of 21 years in India? In this article, we specifically deal with the age of adoption in different laws and legislations in India. What is adoption? Adoption is a legal coalition between the party willing for adoption and the child and mostly forms the subject matter of an individual’s personal laws. Various Legislations… Read More »

Registration of Marriage under the Hindu Marriage Act

Introduction The article deals specifically with the concept of Registration of Marriage under the Hindu Marriage Act. The traditional Hindu Law never required any registration for marriage a mandatory provision nor it is thus speculated in the statute. The discretion in this regard has been put on the respective states to formulate laws with regards to registration. Registration……...

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Solemnization of Marriage with Special Reference to Live-in Relationships

The performance of shastric ceremonies has been deemed to be essential for the solemnization of marriage under the Hindu Marriage Act of 1955. Introduction There is no particular law as specified with regards to “live-in relationships” in India and no enactments to define the rights and liabilities of the partners cohabiting in a live-in relationship. This article deals……...

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What is the Law Commission of India? What is its importance?

Introduction The Law Commission of India is an executive which is neither statutory nor a constitutional body entrusted with the responsibility to bring legal reforms in the country and suggest recommendations accordingly. Constitution of the Law Commission of India (Pre-Independence Era) The Law Commission is established by the government for a fixed tenure and acts as an advisory… Read More »

Conditions for the Validity of Marriage Under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955

This article explains in detail the Conditions for the Validity of Marriage Under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.  Introduction Hindu Marriage is a sacrament and one amongst the ten sanskaras provided in the  Shastras and Smritis. Hindu marriage has also been practiced since ancient times some rules regulating marital union and degrees of prohibited relationships were prescribed. The……...

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Divorce Under the Hindu Law

This article ‘Divorce under the Hindu Law’ deals with the concept, different theories and grounds of divorce, etc.  Brief Account on Historical Development of the Concept of Marriage The establishment of marriage as an exclusive union between two people. To come with the establishment of the notions of the patriarchal stage in the form of a quest to……...

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