Laws in India basically refer to the system of law in modern India. There is common civil and criminal laws for all citizen of India but the personal Laws related to different Class and Community based on religion varies. India maintains a common law legal system inherited from the colonial era from British Period and various legislations first introduced by the British are still in effect in modified forms today India. it is important to know that during the drafting of the Indian Constitution, Indian laws also adhere to the United Nations guidelines on human rights law and the environmental law. Certain international trade laws, such as those on intellectual property, are also enforced in India.
Indian personal laws are fairly complex, with each religion adhering to its own specific laws according to their Religion, Custom and Culture. In most states of India, registering of marriages and divorces is not compulsory but in the recent decision of Hon’ble Supreme Court held that the Registration of Marriages in all religion is Compulsory since 2014. Separate laws govern to Hindus, Muslims, Christians, and followers of other religions. The only Exception of this rule of Law is State of Goa, in which all religions have a common law regarding marriages, divorces, and adoption.