Special Marriage Act

  • 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. ...
  • '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...
  • 80-yr-old man marries domestic help June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: An octogenarian defied his age and married his domestic help in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. Eighty-year-old Rakam Singh married 40-year-old Saloni in a court at Gauri Pukhta town near Muzaffarnagar despite intense opposition from his two sons. The son’s, who are both sub-inspectors in UP police, strongly disapproved...