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Section 11 Indian Divorce Act 1869

Section 11 Indian Divorce Act

Section 11 of the Indian Divorce Act 1869 is about Adulterer to be co-respondent. It is under CHAPTER III (DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE) of the Act.

Adulterer to be co-respondent

On a petition for dissolution of marriage presented by a husband or wife on the ground of adultery, the petitioner shall make the alleged adulterer or adulteress a co-respondent, unless the petitioner is excused by the Court from so doing on any of the following grounds, namely:—


(a) that the wife, being the respondent is leading the life of a prostitute or the husband, being respondent is leading an immoral life and that the petitioner knows of no person with whom the adultery has been committed;


(b) that the name of the alleged adulterer or adulteress is unknown to the petitioner although the petitioner has made due efforts to discover it;


(c) that the alleged adulterer or adulteress is dead].


See also  Section 52 Indian Contract Act 1872 (Order of performance of reciprocal promises)

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