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“Kanyadan” not essential for Hindu marriage as per law: Allahabad HC

The court said that Section 7 of the Hindu Marriage Act provides only “Saptpadi” (taking of seven steps by bridegroom and bride jointly before the sacred fire) as an essential ceremony of a Hindu marriage

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court passed the order recently. (For Representation)
Updated on Apr 06, 2024 09:14 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Irretrievable breakdown of marriage should be ground for divorce: Allahabad HC

The court emphasises the need for amending grounds for divorce under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, to address modern day situations

The court allowed a first appeal moved by a doctor, who had challenged the order of the family court, Moradabad that rejected his divorce petition. (For Representation)
Published on Mar 02, 2024 10:52 PM IST
ByJItendra Sarin, Prayagraj

Delhi High Court upholds law barring marriage of distant relatives

The court was considering a plea filed by a woman who had approached court seeking that her marriage be declared legal

The division bench, which also included justice Manmeet PS Arora, said the woman failed to prove the existence of a custom within her community that legitimises the union (HT ARCHIVE)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 01:54 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi HC upholds validity of statute banning ‘sapinda’ marriages in Hindus

Section 5(V) of the HMA states that a marriage may be solemnised between any two Hindus, if the parties are not sapindas of each other, unless custom allows.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Manmohan and Justice Manmeet PS Arora said, “If the choice of a partner in a marriage is left unregulated incestuous relationship may gain legitimacy.” (File)
Published on Jan 24, 2024 06:25 PM IST
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Haryana: Khaps raise pitch against ‘same gotra, same village’ marriages

Leaders of around 55 Khap panchayats and representatives of farmer unions held a panchayat at Kurukshetra on Wednesday and they threatened to boycott MPs and MLAs if they fail to clear their stand on their demands, including amendment in the Hindu Marriage Act

Representatives of Khap panchayats have given a one-month ultimatum to the government, MPs and MLAs to support their demand of an amendment in the Hindu Marriage Act to prohibit same gotra (clan) marriages in the state and urged the youths to take a pledge against “love marriages” in same gotra and same village. (Representational image)
Updated on Aug 31, 2023 12:17 AM IST
By, Karnal
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