Hindu Marriage Act

Ujjwal Anand
Symbiosis Law School, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Volume II, Issue I, 2019

According to Wex Legal Dictionary, marriage is defined as the legal union of a couple as spouses. The word marriage comes from the French word ‘marier’ which means ‘marry’. In India, a relation between husband and wife is regarded as pure, sacred and eternal, but this statement doesn’t inculcate the gist of what the actual scenario is. Marital rape, domestic violence, violence or emotional abuse for dowry, cruelty are some of the unseen aspects of the so-called sacred bond of a marriage.  All these actions have an adverse effect on the well-being of the bride, often resulting in deteriorating health, insanity and even death.

Since the ascent of The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, the remedy of divorce has been included for both men and women to dissolve a troubled marriage, and has been a tool for administering justice in case of abusive or dysfunctional marriages. This case study is being done to figure out whether the provisions of The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 are feasible enough and if there are any loopholes through which the eyes of the justice can be impaired.


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