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Section 18 – The Hindu Marriage Act,1955

The Hindu Marriage Act,1955

 

18. Punishment for contravention of certain other conditions for a Hindu marriage.-

 

Every person who procures a marriage of himself or herself to be solemnised under this Act in contravention of the conditions specified in clauses (iii), (iv), 1[and (v)] of section 5 shall be punishable—

 

2[(a) in the case of contravention of the condition specified in clause (iii) of section 5, with rigorous imprisonment which may extend to two years or with fine which may extend to one lakh rupees, or with both;]

 

(b) in the case of a contravention of the condition specified in clause (iv) or clause (v) of section 5, with simple imprisonment which may extend to one month, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both; 3[***]

 

4[***]

 

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1. Subs. by Act 2 of 1978, sec. 6 and Sch., for “(v) and (vi)” (w.e.f. 1-10-1978).

 

2. Subs. by Act 6 of 2007, sec. 20, for clause (a). Clause (a) before substitution, stood as under:

 

“(a) in the case of a contravention of the condition specified in clause (iii) of section 5, with simple imprisonment which may extend to fifteen days, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both;”.

 

3. The word “and” omitted by Act 2 of 1978, sec. 6 and Sch. (w.e.f. 1-10-1978).

 

4. Clause (c) omitted by Act 2 of 1978, sec. 6 and Sch. (w.e.f. 1-10-1978).

 

 

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