1. Short title and extent. –
(1) This Act may be called the Dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act, 1939.
(2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
Pondicherry.—In section 1, after sub-section (2), add the following:—
“Provided that nothing contained in this Act shall apply to Renoncants of the Union territory of Pondicherry”, vide the Pondicherry (Extension of Laws) Act, 1968, sec. 3 and Sch.
1. Subs. by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 3) Order, 1956, for “Part B States”.
2.Subs. by Act 48 of 1959 sec. 3 and Sch. I, for certain words (w.e.f. 1-2-1960).