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Second Marriage

In 1955, the Hindu Marriage Act was drafted, which prohibited marriage of a Hindu whose spouse was still living. Thus polygamy became illegal in India in 1956, uniformly for all of its citizens except for Hindus in Goa where polygamy is legal, and for Muslims, who are permitted to have four wives. Section 5 of Hindu Marriage Act says: 5. Conditions for a Hindu … Continue reading Second Marriage

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Adultery

The Centre has sought dismissal of the petition challenging the vires of Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, informing the Supreme Court that the issue is already being deliberated upon by the Law Commission of India. The Centre's affidavit begins with it demanding the dismissal of the petition, and asserting that Section 497 "supports, … Continue reading Adultery