Concept and forms of marriage

Introduction The concept of marriage is to constitute relationship of husband and wife. According to ancient Hindu law, marriage is the last of ten sacraments and is a sacred tie which can never be broken. It is a relation established by birth to birth. According to Smritikars even death cannot break this relation of husband and wife which… Read More »


Introduction Parties must be Hindus under Section 2(3) of Hindu Marriage Act. According to this section both the parties to the marriage under the Act must be Hindus. If one of them is a Hindu and the other a non Hindu or both are Non Hindus, the marriage will not be a subject matter of this Act but… Read More »


Introduction Section 8(1) of Hindu Marriage Act provides that for the purpose of facilitating the proof of Hindu marriages, the state government may make rules providing that the parties to any such marriage may have the particulars relating to their marriage entered on such manner and subject to such conditions, as may be prescribed in a Hindi Marriage… Read More »

Distinction between void and voidable marriage

Distinction between void and voidable marriage Marriage is the voluntary union of one man with one woman to the exclusion of all others, satisfied by the solemnisation of the marriage. The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 provides for three types of marriages: Valid Void and Voidable. The difference between these three relates to the pre-marriage impediments to marriage which… Read More »

3rd National Conference on Economics of Competition Law, 2018

Call for Papers The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is organizing its annual two-day National Conference on Economics of Competition Law on 5-6 April, 2018* in New Delhi. Objectives This conference aims to: • Stimulate research and debate on contemporary issues in the field of economics of competition law • Develop a better understanding of competition issues relevant… Read More »

Introduction to Law of Torts

A tort is a civil wrong. This is basically a breach of duty imposed by law, which gives rise to a civil right of action for a remedy not exclusive to any other area of law. How the word tort came to India? It came to India through England. In 1065 England was conquered by Normans, who were… Read More »

Internship experience @ SSM Advocates, Bengaluru

At SSM Advocates, Bengaluru there are a wide variety of tasks given to n Intern like reading case files, filing plaints, providing opinions on matters, finding evidences in a particular case, etc. Details of Intern Nikhita, Symbiosis law school, Hyderabad, 1st year student. [email protected] Name of the organization SSM ADVOCATES (firm), No. 1404, Old No. 90, 23rd Cross Jayanagar,… Read More »

DIVORCE under Hindu Law (Theories)

Introduction Prior to the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 marriage was regarded as indissoluble union of husband and wife. Manu has declared that a wife cannot be released from her husband either by sale or by abandonment, implying that the marital tie cannot be severed in any way. Therefore, the ancient Hindu Law does not recognise divorce. The present… Read More »