Are we letting the courts too far into our homes?

GN Bureau | February 16, 2012



Recently, there has been a spate of court pronouncements on issues that have a bearing on how most Indian families are structured and function. Some of these judgments can be viewed as progressive given the context of the urbane. For example, live-in partners as well as married folk will have equal rights over property acquired after moving in or marriage. Another grants the rights of tenancy to parents and a child has to have his/her parents' consent to stay at any ancestral/parental property.

At the same time, we can't have a one-size-fits-all appproach, especially in a country like ours where the definitions and practices of familial and scoial life are diverse. These court judgments need contexts to determine their appropriateness.

In the light of these consideratioins and the others that you may have, do you think that we are letting the courts too far into our homes? Post your thoughts on the issue. And yes, don't forget to vote!

Comments

 

Other News

Lucknow, Ranchi among 13 winners of smart city competition

Urban development ministry has announced the list of 13 cities which have been chosen to be developed under the government’s Smart City plan. The names were shortlisted through a fast tr

Fundamental rights vs fundamentalism

The Shayara Bano case has placed the Muslim personal law under the judicial scanner yet again. The supreme court is set to examine triple talaq, polygamy and other discriminatory practices against women on the touchstone of the fundamental rights guaranteed under the constitution. Though there have

Jayalalithaa shuts 500 liquor shops

 J Jayalalithaa began her second term as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu on Monday by announcing closure of 500 Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) liquor shops.  The chief minister also ordered that liquor outlets can be open only from 12 pm to 10 pm.  

Light showers cool Delhi, but hot weather to be back

 Delhiites breathed a sigh of relief as light rainfall drenched the national capital region in the late afternoon on Monday. The mercury settled at 42 degrees Celsius in early afternoon.    “Precipitation is likely today and tomorrow which will reduce

Political parties collected Rs 2,355 crores in LS polls in 2004, 09, 14

National and regional parties collected a staggering Rs 5323.41 cr during the election period of 1,535 days between 2004 and 2015, shows an analysis of funds collected and expenditure incurred by political parties. The analysis was carried out the Association for Democratic Reforms [ADR] and National Elect

When HRD minister entered in a nasty Twitter fight with Congress spokesperson

Political war that too on Twitter was a new low on Monday when HRD minister Smriti Irani entered in a Twitter spat with Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi. The nasty conversation started over threats and trolls on Chaturvedi for her blog on a news website. Here`s what happened on

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter