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Whom Hindu Marriage Act 1955 applicable to? Section 2 of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955 and its applicability to religions.

The Hindu Marriage Act 1955 is applicable to some particular religions in India. As per Section 2 this Act is applicable to the following religions.
As per Section 2 of the Hindu Marriage Act 1995 Act this Act applies to
(1) (a) to any person who is a Hindu by religion in any of of its forms or developments, including a Virashaiva, a Lingayat or a follower of the Brahmo, Prarthana or Arya Samaj;

(b) to any person who is a Buddhist, Jaina or Sikh by religion, and

(c) to any other person domiciled in the territories to which this Act extends who is not a Muslim, Christian, Parsi or Jew by religion, unless it is proved that any such person would not have been governed by the Hindu law or by any custom or usage as part of that law in respect of any of the matters dealt with herein if this Act had not been passed.

Explanation.- The following persons are Hindus, Buddhists, Jainas or Sikhs by religion, as the case may be,-
 

 

(a) any child, legitimate or illegitimate, both of whose parents are Hindus, Buddhists, Jainas or Sikhs by religion;

(b) any child, legitimate or illegitimate, one of whose parents is a Hindu, Buddhist Jaina or Sikh by religion and who is brought up as a member of tribe, community, group or family to which such parents belongs or belonged; and

(c) any person who is a convert or re-convert to the Hindus, Buddhist, Jaina or Sikh religion.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1),nothing contained in this Act shall apply to the members of any Scheduled Tribe within the meaning of clause (25) of Article 366 of the Constitution unless the Central Government, by notification in the Official Gazette, otherwise directs.

(3) The expression "Hindus" in any portion of this Act shall be construed as if it included a person who, though not a Hindu by religion is, nevertheless, a person whom this Act applies by virtue of the provisions contained in this section.
 

   
 

The Hindu Marriage Act 1955 Law relating to marriage among Hindus

Whom Hindu Marriage Act 1955 applicable to? Section 2 of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955 and its applicability to religions.

What are the conditions for a Hindu Marriage as per The Hindu Marriage Act 1955? Section 5 of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955 Conditions.

Is it necessary to Register a Hindu marriage? Registration Requirement of Hindu Marriage as per Section 8 of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955

What is restitution of conjugal rights? Section 9 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955. What is Judicial Separation? Section 10 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

What is Nullity of Marriage and Divorce? Section 11 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955. What is Voidable Marriage ? Section 12 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

How Divorce can be obtained? What are the grounds for Divorce as per Section 13 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955. Divorce Petition and grounds to file divorce petition

What is Alternate Relief in Divorce Proceedings? Section 13A of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955. What is divorce by Mutual Consent as per Section 13B of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955. Alternate relief and Divorce by mutual consent of husband and wife.

What is the time limit to file Divorce Petition? When can a divorce petition be filed? Section 14 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

When a divorced person marry again? What is the time limit for remarriage? Section 15 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

What is the legitimacy of children of void and voidable marriages? Section 16 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

What is the punishment for bigamy? Section 17 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955. Punishment for bigamy under Hindu Law and Indian Penal Code section 494 and 495.

What is the punishment for contravention of provisions in the Hindu Marriage Act? Section 18 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955. Punishment for violation of Provisions in the Act

In which court petition under the Hindu Marriage Act shall be presented ? Section 19 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955. Contents and Verification of petitions

What is application of Act 5 of 1908? Power to transfer petition in certain cases. Special provision related to trial and disposal under the Act and Documentary evidence. Section 21, 21A, 21B & 21C of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

Can proceeding recorded in camera be published or printed? Proceedings to be in camera may not be printed or published. Section 22 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

Decree in Proceedings. Section 23 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

Who will pay proceeding expenses? Section 24, What is permanent alimony and Maintenance? Section 25 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

What is the procedure to take custody of Children? Section 25 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

What is the procedure to take custody of Children? Section 26 of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955. Disposal of property under section 27 of the Act

How to file appeal against Decrees made by the Court against any proceedings under the Hindu Marriage Act 1955? Enforcement of Decrees and Orders. Section 28 and 28A of the Act

Whether the marriage solemnized between Hindus before the commencement of The Hindu Marriage Act 1955 is valid? Section 29 Savings

 

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