HINDU MARRIAGE ACT

  • Marriages can be ended before cooling period: SC August 26, 2012

    New Delhi: By invoking provisions of Article 142, the dissolution of marriage through mutual consent can be permitted before the cooling period of six months under the Hindu Marriage Act, the Supreme Court has said. "We are of the opinion that in appropriate cases invocation of such power would not be...
  • Cabinet approves separate law for Sikh marriages April 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday decided to bring in a bill allowing registration of marriages of Sikhs under the Anand Marriage Act, 1909 meeting a longstanding demand of the community for a separate provision for them instead of being included under the Hindu Marriage Act. "The Cabinet approved introduction...
  • Cabinet approves compulsory marriage registration April 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Cabinet has approved compulsory registration of all marriages, irrespective of the religion. The move has been prompted by the consideration to help those opting for interfaith marriages, along with the need to make the registration of marriages a simpler affair. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting...
  • FTN: Does making divorce easier benefit women? March 26, 2012

    A new law now amends the Hindu Marriage Act and the Special Marriage Act, makes divorce easier for the woman. ...
  • Women to get share in husbands' property March 23, 2012

    New Delhi: A Bill seeking to give a woman a share in her husband's property was approved by the Union Cabinet on Friday. Apart from giving women the right to their husband's property, the Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2010, also aims at giving rights to adopted children on par with...
  • Divorces get easier; wives get property rights March 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The Central government on Friday took some major decisions with regard to the Hindu Marriage Act, including making divorce easier, in a key Cabinet meeting. According to the decision of the Cabinet, the mandatory sixmonth clause for filing of divorce will now be waived off on grounds of irretrievable...
  • HC dismisses PIL against same gotra marriage June 18, 2010

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today dismissed a petition seeking amendment to the Hindu Marriage Act (HMA) in order to prohibit marriages in the same clan (gotra). A vacation bench of Justices S N Dhingra and A K Pathak warned that a heavy cost would be imposed on the petitioner,...
  • 'Incompatibility' is now a ground for divorce June 11, 2010

    New Delhi: Union Cabinet on Thursday approved an amendment in the Hindu Marriage Act 1955 and Special Marriage Act 1954 and made it possible to get a divorce on grounds of 'irretrievable breakdown' or 'incompatibility'. Now the Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2010 will be tabled in Parliament and if passed will...
  • Jindal explains his stand on caste courts to Cong May 13, 2010

    New Delhi: Congress MP Naveen Jindal has submitted his explanation on his support to khap panchayats (caste courts) to the Congress. Jindal has submitted a written explanation to the Congress claiming that he was misquoted on the issue of supporting the khaps. The MP says he is against honour killings and that...
  • HinduChristian marriage invalid under Hindu Act: SC December 6, 2008

    New Delhi: Marriage between a Hindu and a Christian is invalid under the Hindu Marriage Act, as the Act only provides for Hindu couples to enter into a wedlock, the Supreme Court has ruled. A Bench of Justices Altamas Kabir and Aftab Alam upheld the judgment of the Andhra Pradesh High...
  • Hindu Marriage Act is a homebreaker: SC June 18, 2008

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed concern over the increasing number of divorce cases and also blamed the Hindu Marriage Act, saying it had harmed the family system than strengthening it. The Hindu Marriage Act has broken more homes than uniting," a vacation bench of Justices Arijit Pasayat and...
  • 80yrold man marries domestic help June 4, 2007

    New Delhi: An octogenarian defied his age and married his domestic help in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. Eightyyearold Rakam Singh married 40yearold Saloni in a court at Gauri Pukhta town near Muzaffarnagar despite intense opposition from his two sons. The sons, who are both subinspectors in UP police, strongly disapproved...