What’s legal and illegal for a same-sex couple in India

same sex marriage

India does not recognize same-sex marriage or civil unions, though same-sex couples can attain the rights and benefits as a live-in couple (analogous to cohabitation) as per Supreme Court of India landmark decision Deepika Singh v. Central Administrative Tribunal in August 2022 which offers unregistered cohabitation for same-sex couples on par with heterosexual couples. Lesbian, […]

Importance of patent law

A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides, in general, a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem. To get a patent, technical information about the invention must be disclosed to the public in a patent application. […]

Is Abortion Legal in India?

Abortion up to 24 weeks irrespective of the marital status of the woman is legal in India, but the same is governed by the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act of 1971. The Act allows for termination of pregnancy under certain conditions and by registered medical practitioners. The September 2022, Hon’be Apex Court Judgement includes […]

What is a Writ Petition? How do you file one in Court?

A Writ Petition is a legal document/ Petition that can be used to seek redressal from a Court of Law. It is a common tool used by citizens to approach the Hon’ble Court to enforce their legal rights, thus addressing their grievances. The Writ Petition is a legal remedy available to citizens to address a […]