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Section 11 – The Hindu Marriage Act,1955

The Hindu Marriage Act,1955


11. Void marriages.-


Any marriage solemnised after the commencement of this Act shall be null and void and may, on a petition presented by either party thereto 1[against the other party], be so declared by a decree of nullity if it contravenes any one of the conditions specified in clauses (i), (iv) and (v) of section 5.




Injunction restraining the other from performing bigamous marriages


There is no provision in the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 under which a wife, apprehending her husband’s taking second wife, can apply for and obtain an injunction restraining him from doing so. She cannot do so under section 11 or 17 or any other provision of the Act; Umashanker v. Radhadevi , AIR 1967 Pat 220.



1. Ins. by Act 68 of 1976, sec. 5 (w.e.f. 27-5-1976).



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