Hindu Marriage Act: News

15 Jul 2022

Bombay High Court

Removal of Mangalsutra by wife causes husband mental cruelty: Court

Madras High Court has said that removal of thali (Mangalsutra) by an estranged wife would mean mental cruelty of the highest order for the husband.

Our culture doesn't recognize same-sex marriage: Centre to Delhi HC

Same-sex marriages are not a part of our culture, the Centre told the Delhi High Court on Monday while opposing a plea demanding the recognition of same-sex marriage rights under the Hindu Marriage Act 1955.

06 Sep 2020

Odisha

Odisha: BJD MP's wife accuses him of torture; moves court

Actor-turned-politician and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Anubhav Mohanty has been accused of domestic violence and torture by his wife, Odia film actor Varsha Priyadarshini.

17 Jan 2020

India

How to apply for marriage certificate in India?

A marriage certificate is an important document to have for married couples in India. It serves as the legal proof of marriage between two individuals.

09 Jul 2019

India

Make marital rape ground for divorce, says plea; court declines

Marital rape should be a ground for divorce and the Centre should be directed to form appropriate laws- this is what a PIL demanded from Delhi High Court.

04 Mar 2019

Entertainment

Bobby Darling divorce case: Husband questions validity of marriage

Bollywood actor Bobby Darling aka Pakhi Sharma, who had filed for divorce in 2017, landed in fresh trouble after her husband called their marriage invalid.

07 Nov 2018

Bombay High Court

Father can seek child visitation rights under DV Act: Bombay-HC

A father can seek visitation rights to his child under the Domestic Violence Act if the child is in the mother's custody, the Bombay High Court has ruled.

26 Aug 2018

India

SC: Second marriage valid even if plea-against-divorce is pending

While interpreting the Hindu Marriage Act, the Supreme Court clarified that a person's second marriage will be considered valid even if a plea against a divorce is pending.

08 May 2018

Karnataka

Married without consent, SC grants police-protection to Karnataka politician's daughter

The Supreme Court allowed the daughter of an influential Karnataka politician to break ties with her family and husband after she was forcefully married.

07 May 2018

India

Unmarried adult-couples can stay together, SC rules. But, can they?

The Supreme Court ruled, on Sunday, that adult couples can stay together without getting married.

01 May 2018

Mumbai

Mumbaikar granted divorce after wife assaults his mother, lodges false-cases

Reinforcing the fact that torture isn't just limited to men, a South Mumbai businessman has been granted divorce from his wife of 10 years due to her 'cruelty.'

17 Apr 2018

Bombay High Court

Divorce through Skype? Yes, Bombay HC shows how

Hailing online communication platforms like Skype as legal medium for granting divorces, the Bombay HC has allowed a US-based woman to give her consent for mutual divorce virtually.

11 Apr 2018

Karnataka

Marriage without consent: SC wants security for Karnataka woman

Supreme Court today asked Centre to grant protection to a Karnataka woman who alleged that she has been married-off without her consent.

18 Jan 2018

Delhi

Sikh weddings to be registered under Anand Marriage Act

Delhi Revenue Minister Kailash Gahlot on Wednesday said that Sikh marriages in the city will soon be registered under the Anand Marriage Act; the framing of provisions under the Act has already reached its final stages.

06 Dec 2017

India

Centre's Rs. 2.5L incentive for marrying a Dalit

In 2013, the Centre launched a scheme to reward those marrying Dalits. However, only those with annual family income of less than Rs. 5L could seek a one-time incentive of Rs. 2.5L.

13 Sep 2017

India

6-month cooling period for divorce not mandatory, says SC

There is good news for estranged couples as the Supreme Court laid down that the minimum gap of six months for granting a divorce under the Hindu marriage could get waived off.

05 Jul 2017

India

Law Commission makes marriage registration compulsory

In a landmark judgement, the Law Commission has recommended compulsory registration of marriages within 30 days of wedding to prevent fake marriages.

11 Jun 2017

Bombay High Court

Sexual relationship doesn't imply marriage under Hindu laws: Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court said that a sexual relationship by choice, chance or accident doesn't convert it into a 'marriage' under Hindu laws, and children borne out of such relationships might not be entitled to the father's property.

13 Oct 2016

India

Delhi High Court: Denying sex is grounds for divorce

The Delhi HC overruled a trial-court decision and stated that denying sex to the husband was "mental-cruelty" and valid grounds for divorce.