Hindu Marriage Act

Six-month 'cooling off' period for granting divorce can be waived, says Supreme Court

Six-month 'cooling off' period for granting divorce can be waived, says Supreme Court

SC on Tuesday held that the minimum cooling period of six months for granting the decree of divorce under the Hindu law can be waived by a trial court.

Sep 12, 2017, 20:21 PM IST

Anger among Hindus in Pakistan over girl's forced conversion

Ravita Meghwar had been abducted from the Syed community of Wanharo village near Nagarparkar in the southeast Sindh province on June 6.

Jun 16, 2017, 18:15 PM IST
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May 24, 2016, 19:35 PM IST
Hindu woman, Christian man's marriage not valid if either does not convert: Madras High Court

Hindu woman, Christian man's marriage not valid if either does not convert: Madras High Court

Marriage between a Hindu woman and a Christian man is not legally valid if either of them does not convert, the Madras High Court on Thursday held.

Nov 19, 2015, 15:59 PM IST

Mumbai court rejects qualified woman's plea for maintenance

Refusing to grant maintenance to a highly qualified woman, a Mumbai family court has held that she cannot be permitted to sit idle and put her burden on the husband for demanding alimony during pendency of a matrimonial petition.

Jun 01, 2015, 16:50 PM IST

Pak SC orders to expedite legislation on Hindu Marriage Act

 Pakistan's Supreme Court has given a two-week deadline to the government to finalise the draft of the proposed Hindu marriage registration bill to help remove hurdles in registering marriages among the minority community.

Jan 14, 2015, 22:10 PM IST

Sarv khap demands ban on same gotra marriages

A khap committee meeting held in Shamli has demanded an amendment to the Hindu Marriage Act to ban marriages within the same gotra.

Dec 22, 2014, 12:25 PM IST

Irretrievable breakdown of marriage 'debatable' ground for divorce: SC

With the government set to reintroduce the marriage laws amendment bill in the Lok Sabha to amend the Hindu Marriage Act and the Special Marriage Act to make irretrievable breakdown of marriage a ground for divorce, the Supreme Court has urged a rethink if it was an expedient ground for untying the matrimonial knot.

Nov 22, 2014, 21:50 PM IST

Government plans bill to make marriage laws women friendly

Government has initiated a move to bring a bill in Parliament to make marriage laws more women friendly and allow both parties to file for divorce on the ground of "irretrievable breakdown" of marriage.

Nov 16, 2014, 11:23 AM IST

Man marries like prince, pays maintenance as pauper: Delhi Court

A man projects himself like a "prince" while entering into wedlock but turns a "pauper" when it comes to paying maintenance to his estranged wife, a Delhi court has observed.

Oct 26, 2014, 11:46 AM IST

HC rejects Parsi man's plea to nullify wedlock to Hindu

The Bombay High Court has rejected the plea of a Parsi man to declare his 15-year-old marriage to a Hindu as null and void as their wedlock was arranged in accordance with Hindu rituals though they professed different religions.

Oct 25, 2014, 10:49 AM IST

Implement Swaminathan report, amend Hindu Marriage Act: Khaps

A khap panchayat organised at Kandela in the district on Monday demanded from Centre to implement recommendations of Swaminathan Commission report and amend Hindu Marriage Act.

Jun 11, 2014, 00:57 AM IST

Hindu married to non-Hindu can`t get divorce under Act: HC

The Bombay High Court has held that a Hindu married to a non-Hindu in accordance with Hindu rituals cannot seek divorce under the Hindu Marriage Act.

Dec 28, 2013, 19:58 PM IST

Maintenance for second wife if man lied about first wedding: SC

Marrying second time by hiding existence of first wedlock is illegal but the second wife is to be treated as the "legally wedded wife" for the purpose of getting maintenance from her husband under Hindu Marriage Act, the Supreme Court has ruled.

Oct 20, 2013, 16:46 PM IST

RS approves bill to make divorce friendly for women

Rajya Sabha approved a proposal to make divorce friendly for women as it provides for the wife getting share in the husband`s immovable property after irretrievable breakdown of marriage.

Aug 26, 2013, 21:15 PM IST

Mere skirmishes between couples cannot be held cruelty: HC

Madras High Court observed that mere skirmishes between spouses in day-to-day family life would not amount to cruelty under the Hindu Marriage Act.

Jul 31, 2013, 20:45 PM IST

Marriage bill: GoM to decide on sufficient compensation option

A Group of Ministers will soon decide on whether a court can work out "sufficient compensation" for a woman from her husband`s ancestral property.

Jun 16, 2013, 10:01 AM IST

Man granted divorce on grounds of cruelty

Filing of false criminal complaints amounts to cruelty under the Hindu Marriage Act, the Bombay High Court observed.

Sep 23, 2012, 10:09 AM IST

Bill on Sikh marriage registration gets Prez nod

Now Sikhs will be able to register their marriages under the Anand Marriage Act instead of the Hindu Marriage Act.

Jun 12, 2012, 00:34 AM IST

Registration of marriage made compulsory

The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal, which makes the registration of marriages mandatory in the country.

Apr 12, 2012, 12:52 PM IST

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