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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Accusing the central government of usurping the identity of Sikhs by denying their demand for a separate marriage act, a Sikh students` body Friday announced it would move the Supreme Court against the decision.
Demanding amendment in the Hindu Marriage Act to prevent weddings within the same `gotra` (sub caste), a delegation of Khap panchayats met Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda and submitted a memorandum in this regard here Thursday.