All You need to know about the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955
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- Last Updated on 14 March, 2023
Below are some Important Components to make you aware of Hindu Marriage Law:
This law was enacted to avoid the various consequences which were prevalent due to immature Hindu law for marriage under British Rule.
1. Section 5 of Hindu Marriage Act 1955:
As per Section 5(ii) and (iii) of Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, the Hindu marriage is not so much of a religion and is more of a result of mutual consent.
2. Section 2 of Hindu Marriage Act 1955:
3. Section 3 of Hindu Marriage Act 1955:
4. Provisions Under Section 5 and Section 17 of Hindu Marriage Act:
- There are no restrictions imposed under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 in terms of caste and communities. Hence Inter-caste and inter-communal marriages are completely lawful under this act.
- Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 removed any distinction under law of a marriage of a maiden and a widow and both are treated equally under this law.
- Section 5 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 makes a marriage lawful only if the groom has attained the age of 21 years at the time of marriage and the bride has attained the age of 18 years at the time of marriage.
- Section 5 defines various conditions when a marriage is considered valid under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.
5. Section 8 of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955:
Section 8 of Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 have introduced the provision of registering the marriage under this Act.
6. Section 9 of Hindu Marriage Act:
7. Section 15 of Hindu Marriage Act 1955:
8. Section 6 of Hindu Marriage Act:
Section 16 of Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 defines the legitimacy of children born out the alliance and can be subsequently declared annulled or void or voidable.
9. Section 24 of Hindu Marriage Act 1955:
10. Hindu Marriage Act Section 25:
Section 25 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 defines the complete provision of permanent alimony and maintenance for the alliances under this Act.
11. Section 26 of Hindu Marriage Act 1955:
Adultery and Divorce under Hindu Marriage Act
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