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Section 2 Indian Divorce Act 1869

Section 2 Indian Divorce Act

Section 2 of the Indian Divorce Act 1869 is about Extent of Act. It is under CHAPTER I (PRELIMINARY) of the Act.

[This Act extends to 2[the whole of India 3[except the state of Jammu and Kashmir*]].]


Extent of power to grant relief generally.–4[Nothing hereinafter contained shall authorise any Court to grant any relief under this Act except where the petitioner 5[or respondent professes the Christian religion],


and to make decrees of dissolution.–or to make decrees of dissolution of marriage except where the parties to the marriage are domiciled in India at the time when the petition is presented,


or of nullity–.or to make decrees of nullity of marriage except where the marriage has been solemnized in India and the petitioner is resident in India at the time of presenting the petition,


or to grant any relief under this Act, other than a decree of dissolution of marriage or of nullity of marriage, except where the petitioner resides in India at the time of presenting the petition].


See also  Section 42 Indian Divorce Act 1869

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