Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Marriage Under Hindu Law

As part of the Hindu Code Bill, the Hindu Marriage Act was enacted by Parliament in 1955 to amend and to codify marriage law between Hindus. The Hindu Marriage Act in India is applicable to all Hindus, including Virshaiva or Lingayat, or followers of Bramho, Prarthana or Arya Samaj as well as Buddhists, Jains or Sikhs. he Hindu Marriage Act in India is also applicable to children, legitimate or illegitimate both of whose parents belong to any of the above entities. In case only one of the parents is Hindu and if the child has been brought up as a Hindu, he will be considered Hindu. Converts or re-converts to Hindu, Buddhist, Jain or Sikh religion are generally covered under the Hindu Marriage Act in India but certain other conditions are to be considered and it is advisable to consult a lawyer in such cases.  Read more at…

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