Aliyasantana, Kavaru, Kutumba, Major, Minor, Nissanthathi Kavaru, Yajaman

The Hindu Marriagc Act, 1955 (Cetllral Acl 25 af 1955), has
an overriding eEcct over any other law infarceimmediately befare
the cammonccmen! of that Act in so far as it is inconsistent with
any of the provisions of that Act-vide section 4 (b)thereof. But
~ndersection 29 (2) af 1he Central Act nothing contained in that
Act shallbe decmcd to affcc’ranyright rccogniscd by custom or Fn-
ferred by any special enactment to abtain the dissolution af a Hlndu
marriago whet her solemnised before or aftc . the commencement
of that Act,


Aliyrsantana [1949: T.N. Act IX
(3) Notice of every marriage contracted on or after
the date on which this Act comes into force shall be given
by such person, to scch authority, in such form, and within
such time, as may be prescribed. Failure to give such
otice shall be punishable with fine which may extend to
failure shall not invalidate the marriage
ights of the parties to, or the issue of,
riage ,5. During the continuance of a prior marriage which is
con- valid under section 4, any marriage contracted by either of
to on or afcer the date on which this Act .
comes into force shall be void.
which is valid under ,section 4 may be
er I he dale on which this Act comes into
(a) by a registered instrument of dissolution
executed by the parties thereto ; or
(6) by an order of dissolution as hereinafter provided:
if either or both the parties is or am
minors, the marriage shall not be dissolved until after the
patty has become a major or both the parties have become
majors, as the case may be.
Nothing confained in this section shall be deem-d to
invalidate any dissolution of the marriage effected before
the date on which this Act comes into for(;-. in accordance
with the custom prevailing in co~nmanityto which the
Rights of 7. The dissolution of a marriage which is valid uoder
children of section 4, whe’he;: by 4eath or otherwise a nd wheLher
rnarrlage, before or after the cornmenceulc~ri01th;s Act, shall not
dissolution of the chid ran of such marriage or of their discepciants.
of marriage.
, Petition for

Mected by.&bct in an way tile legal stat[is or rights unde~this Act

  1. (1) A husband or wife may present a petition for
    a permanen: dwelling or actualty
    dissolution. dissolution of the lnarriage-
    (a) if tht: place”–
    (i) where the marriage was contracted, or
    (ii) where the respondent or pcti ioner at the
    a& vola~n.aril) radwJ [or carrjrcl finbu->jwJzor w~dy
    fcjr gab

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