• Judgement on Mutual Divorce
    • 498A
    • Pramod Suryabhan Pawar Versus The State of Maharasthra & Anr
      • If a woman continues to maintain a physical relationship with a man for a long time despite knowing it won’t fructify in marriage, she cannot accuse him of rape on the ground that he made a false promise of marriage, the Supreme Court has ruled.
        The verdict of justice D Y Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee came as it quashed the rape case lodged by an assistant commissioner of sales tax against a deputy commander of CRPF. They were in a relationship for six years and lived in each other’s houses on multiple occasions, which showed they were in a consensual relationship, the court said.
    • Kamlesh Ghanshyam Judgement
      • Bombay High Court observed, “To fall within the tentacles of section 498A, the married women must have been subjected to cruelty which would drive the women to commit suicide or to cause grave injury or danger to her life, limb or health, or with a view to coerce her or any person related to her to meet an unlawful demand of property. Mere demand of money or property, unaccompanied by any harassment, would also not fall within the mischief of section 498A. There has to be nexus between the demand and the consequent harassment