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.
Petition under the Hindu Marriage Act shall be presented
in the court as mentioned in Section 19 of the Hindu
Marriage Act 1955.
Section 19 of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955 - Court to
which petition shall be presented?.
Every petition under this Act shall be presented to the
District Court within the local limits of whose ordinary
original civil jurisdiction:
(i) the marriage was solemnized, or
(ii) the respondent, at the time of the presentation of the
petition, resides, or
(iii) the parties to the marriage last resided together, or
(iv) the petitioner is residing at the time of the
presentation of the petition, in a case where the respondent
is at that time, residing outside the territories to which
this Act extends, or has not been heard of as being alive
for a period of seven years or more by those persons who
would naturally have heard of him if he were alive.
Section 20 Contents and verification of Petitions
Section 20(1) Every petition presented under this Act shall
state as distinctly as the nature of the case permits the
facts on which the claims to relief is founded and, except
in a petition under Section 11, shall also state that there
is no collusion between the petitioner and the other party
to the marriage.
(2) The statements contained in every petition under this
Act shall be verified by the petitioner or some other
competent person in the manner required by law for the
verification of plaints, and may, at the hearing, be
referred to as evidence.
Section 21. Application of Act 5 of 1908
Subject to the other provisions contained in this Act and to
such rules as the High Court may make in this behalf all
proceedings under this Act shall be regulated, as far as may
be, by the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908.