During the first week of October we celebrate Older Persons Week and on October 1 it is the International Day of Older Persons. The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 each year as a special day for older persons worldwide. On December 14, 1990, the United Nations General Assembly (by resolution 45/106) designated October 1 the International Day of Older Persons. The holiday was observed for the first time on October 1, 1991.
Category Archives: Law & Matrimony
Rights and Plight of Senior Citizens in India
The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007.
Parents play a vital role in the lives of children. From the day we are born, parents are our protectors, teachers, mentors, well-wishers, providers and role models. Every year, the 21st of August is observed as Senior Citizens Day across the world, including India. The day is an opportunity to acknowledge the significant contribution, sacrifices, and dedication of elder persons, and to ensure that we are doing our best to give something back to older men and women.
How to Check PAN Card Validity Status
Three easy steps to find out whether your PAN number is active or deactivated.
The Government of India has deactivated more than11.44 lakh PAN (Permanent Account Number) cards as of July 27, 2017 mostly because of duplication or fake PAN numbers. PAN is the key identifier of taxable entity and aggregator of all financial transactions undertaken by one person. The Income Tax Department’s e-filing website can help you check PAN card validity status in a matter of minutes. There are just three steps to see whether your PAN number is still valid.
Marriage under Muslim Law
A marriage which has already been solemnised can be registered either under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 or under the Special Marriage Act, 1954. The Hindu Marriage Act is applicable in cases where both husband and wife are Hindus, Buddhists, Jainas or Sikhs or where they have converted into any of these religions. Where either of the husband or wife or both are not Hindus, Buddhists, Jainas or Sikhs the marriage is registered under the Special Marriage Act, 1954.
THE SPECIAL MARRIAGE ACT, 1954
Special Marriage Act 1954. An Act to provide a special form of marriage in certain cases, for the registration of such and certain other marriages and for divorce.
HINDU MARRIAGE ACT, 1955
Marriage among the Hindus was considered a sacramental union and it continued to be so throughout the entire Hindu period. However with changes in the society marriage among the Hindus which was essentially a sacrament partook the nature of a contract. The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 covering entire India except the state of Jammu & Kashmir has reformed the Hindu law of marriage.
The practice of giving a “dowry” or a gift to a woman at marriage is said to have its origins in the system of “streedhan” (women’s share of parental wealth given to her at the time of her marriage).
With a view to eradicate the rampant social evil of dowry from the Indian society, Parliament in 1961 passed the Dowry Prohibition Act.