Prohibition of Child Labour in India

The laws in India prohibit employment of children in labour, provides for punishment for any violation but do not altogether disallow their employment. Certain forms of work done by children like running a family business or performing as a child artist, etc. are allowed under certain conditions.

Law relating to filing of Caveat

A caveat can be filed in respect of an application to be made or has been made in a suit or proceeding instituted at or to be instituted by another person, in a court. The Section 148 A of the Code of Civil Procedure (CPC) provides for filing a caveat. The person who files the caveat is called a caveator.

Removal of Wrongly included Property from Data bank

If a property, unfit for being included, is wrongly included in the Data Bank constituted as per the Kerala Conservation of Paddy Land and Wetland, 2008 then the aggrieved person is at liberty to file an application for removal of the property from the data bank on the ground of wrong inclusion. This is what Kerala High Court of Kerala ( HC) says in RDO v Poothotta Resorts Pvt Ltd [ 2023(1) KLT 155].

Rights of the Woman in Live-in-relationship

Live-in-relationship is an arrangement in which an unmarried heterosexual couple lives together in a long-time relationship that resembles a marriage. It is nothing but cohabitation. The concept of live-in-relationship is increasingly emerging as a viable alternative to marriage in cities and urban areas. No marriage law recognises live-in-relationship. Therefore live-in-relationship is not a legally valid form of marriage. It is an informal marriage. If has no legally recognised marriage ceremony. It is a relationship in the nature of marriage.

Dealing with Defamation in Civil Law

Defamation is making or publishing any Imputation to harm the reputation of a person or body. It is a dishonest false statement to discredit or put disrepute on a person or body. In Indian law, defamation is both a civil wrong and a criminal offence. But this write up focuses on it as a civil wrong, even though its definition in Indian Penal Code (IPC) is given to clarify the concept behind it.

Protection of Women from Domestic Violence

The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (DV Act) provides a range of remedies in the civil law, to protect women from domestic violence and prevent its occurrence in future. The orders under the act are in the civil nature. But if the orders are neglected or violated by the defendant, such violation will turn into a criminal offence.

Registration of Marriages in Kerala

he marriages in Kerala are governed by personal laws such as Hindu, Christian, and Muslim marriage laws. but the registration of such marriages is governed by common rules: The Kerala Registration of Marriages (Common) Rules, 2008. It was the Supreme Court which in Seema v Aswani Kumar [2006 (1) KLT 791 (SC)] issued direction to all state Governments to formulate Rules for compulsory registration of marriages, irrespective of religion of the parties.