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Section 19 Indian Divorce Act 1869

Section 19 Indian Divorce Act

Section 19 of the Indian Divorce Act 1869 is about Grounds of decree. It is under CHAPTER IV (NULLITY OF MARRIAGE) of the Act.

Grounds of decree

Such decree may be made on any of the following grounds:—


(1) that the respondent was impotent at the time of the marriage and at the time of the institution of the suit;


(2) that the parties are within the prohibited degree of consanguinity (whether natural or legal) or affinity;


(3) that either party was a lunatic or idiot at the time of the marriage;


(4) that the former husband or wife of either party was living at the time of the marriage, and the marriage with such former husband or wife was then in force.


Nothing in this section shall affect the 1[jurisdiction of the District Court] to make decrees of nullity of marriage on the ground that the consent of either party was obtained by force or fraud.

See also  Section 140 Indian Patents Act 1970

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