Johnny Depp, Amber Heard and the dystopian social media carnival

By Mehak Bajpai The verdict is in. A US jury on Wednesday ruled that Johnny Depp was defamed by Amber Heard through her op-ed in the Washington Post titled “I spoke up against sexual violence, and faced our culture’s wrath.” Depp had also alleged that the op-ed made him lose significant movie roles and be ostracised in Hollywood. He claimed that his children and other … Continue reading Johnny Depp, Amber Heard and the dystopian social media carnival

COVID Legal Support Network

The massive second wave of COVID-19 swept through India, with cases more than a million per day, leaving many in distress, running pole to pole for some relief. Some were running in search of oxygen, some were running for medicines, injections, plasma, and some to get a place to cremate their loved ones who succumbed to disease. One of the most significant impacts of this … Continue reading COVID Legal Support Network

Part IV – Understanding Domestic Violence: Jurisdiction and Maintenance

By Bhawna Gandhi In the last three parts (Read Part I here, Part II here and Part III here) of our  Domestic Violence Laws Simplified Series, the author explained the functioning  of domestic violence laws in India and discussed the various types of reliefs that the victim (woman) is entitled to under the law. In this last and final part, the author shall discuss the … Continue reading Part IV – Understanding Domestic Violence: Jurisdiction and Maintenance

What is COVID Legal Support Network by The Analysis?

Second wave of Coronavirus in India has wreaked complete havoc. From overwhelmed public health systems to sinking economy, this is turning out to be the largest crisis in the history of humankind. One of the most significant impacts of this crisis has been on the families who are losing their loved ones to this virus. People are bereaved, losing jobs, unhealthy and are in acute … Continue reading What is COVID Legal Support Network by The Analysis?

Part III Understanding Domestic Violence: Aggrieved woman’s right to residence

By Bhawna Gandhi In Part I and Part II of our article series on domestic violence, the author simplified the understanding of domestic violence laws in India and discussed the various types of reliefs that the victim (woman) is entitled under the law which varies with facts and circumstances of the cases.  Woman’s right to residence is threatened whenever there is a complaint of domestic violence … Continue reading Part III Understanding Domestic Violence: Aggrieved woman’s right to residence

Part II Understanding Domestic Violence: Discussing the protection and remedial measures for domestic violence cases

By Bhawna Gandhi In part I, we traced the origins of law governing domestic violence and its application by court in ensuring dignity and safety of women. In this part we shall discuss in brief, the protection and remedies available to the aggrieved woman.  Aggrieved woman, as explained in part I, can file a complaint on domestic violence with the police, a protection officer, a service … Continue reading Part II Understanding Domestic Violence: Discussing the protection and remedial measures for domestic violence cases

Part I : Understanding the Domestic Violence Laws in India

By Bhawna Gandhi “Bas ek thappad, par nahi mar sakta”, this dialogue from the movie Thappad captured the essence of prolonging debate around domestic violence and also vocalized how it is becoming the new normal, across all  sections of society;  rich or poor, privileged or marginalized. Although there has been a significant evolution  in the family structures, women are now becoming the breadwinners of the families but … Continue reading Part I : Understanding the Domestic Violence Laws in India

Domestic Violence in 2 months lockdown!

A total of 727 cases of Domestic Violence in 2 months of lockdown! Data available from the National Legal Services Authority & National Commission for Women indicate that there has been a surge in cases of domestic violence in lockdown. According to NLSA, the highest number of such cases were reported in Uttarakhand (144) followed by Haryana (79); Delhi (63); Chandigarh (50); Tamil Nadu (48); … Continue reading Domestic Violence in 2 months lockdown!