The Indian Divorce Act, 1869
2. Extent of Act. –
This Act extends to [the whole of India [except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
Extent of power to grant relief generally, and to make decrees of dissolution, or of nullity. – Nothing hereinafter contained shall authorise and Court to grant any relief under this Act except where the petitioner [or respondent] professes the Christian religion, 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 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.