THE LEGAL JOURNEY
Women not to be terminated from service upon marriage (Bombay Labour Union vs. International Franchise Pvt Ltd)
Right to abort between 20th and 24th week of pregnancy, if foetal development is abnormal or likely to harm mother
Equal right of share for daughter in parents’ property among Christians
The Supreme Court ruled even “a woman of easy virtue” is entitled to privacy and no one can invade it
Women exempted from sharing personal details (conception history, menstrual cycle) with prospective employers. LIC had such a column.
Prenatal sex determination banned to stop female foeticide; 2003 amendment enforces law
SC issues the Vishaka Guidelines to prevent sexual harassment of women at workplace. Also, adult women entitled to marry and live with anyone of choice.
Domestic Violence Act goes beyond Section 498(a) of IPC, 1983, in arming women against abuse even in live-in relationships
Husband to bear expenses of a divorced wife and children
Triple talaq unconstitutional; prostitution decriminalised; transgenders to be treated as a separate gender category; same-sex marriage and relationships decriminalised