reasons for divorce in india


Marriage as a social institution is an affirmance of

civilized social order where two individuals, capable of

entering into wedlock, have pledged themselves to the

institutional norms and values and promised to each other

a cemented bond to sustain and maintain the marital

obligation. It stands as an embodiment for continuance of

the human race. Despite the pledge and promises, on

certain occasions, individual incompatibilities,

attitudinal differences based upon egocentric perception of situations,

maladjustment phenomenon or propensity for

non-adjustment or refusal for adjustment gets eminently

projected that compels both the spouses to take intolerable

positions abandoning individual responsibility, proclivity of

asserting superiority complex, betrayal of trust which is the

cornerstone of life, and sometimes a pervert sense of

revenge, a dreadful diet, or sheer sense of envy bring the

cracks in the relationship when either both the spouses or

one of the spouses crave for dissolution of marriage –

freedom from the institutional and individual bond. The

case at hand initiated by the husband for dissolution of

marriage was viewed from a different perspective by the

learned Family Court Judge who declined to grant divorce

as the factum of desertion as requisite in law was not

proved but the High Court, considering certain facts and

taking note of subsequent events for which the appellant

was found responsible, granted divorce. The High Court

perceived the acts of the appellant as a reflection of attitude

of revenge in marriage or for vengeance after the reunion

pursuant to the decree for restitution of marriage.


Divorce Lawyers in Delhi



Divorce Laws in India.


Divorce laws. Here is the list of various divorce laws in India for various religionsIndia has different divorce laws for different religions. Almost all the religions has their own divorce laws in India which are used among themselves. There are separate laws for inter-cast or inter-religion marriages.Divorce laws in India for Hindus is described in Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. Hindu Marriage Act is also used for Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains as they don’t have their own separate marriage and  divorce laws. Here is the list of various divorce laws in India for various religions

Hindu (including Sikhs, Jains and Buddists) : Hindu Marriage Act, 1955

Muslims : Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act, 1939

Christians : Indian Divorce Act, 1869

Parsis : The Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act, 1936

Inter-Cast of Inter-Religion : Special Marriage Act, 1954

The Indian Divorce, Act Special Marriage Act, the Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act and the Hindu Marriage Act, provide for annulment of the marriage, since its very inception, on grounds such as the non-fulfillment of mandatory conditions.. The Indian Divorce act requires confirmation by the High Court to come into effect.

Grounds for Divorce in India

In India divorce is granted mainly on 4 different grounds.

1. Adultery

2. Desertion

3. Cruelty

4. Impotency

5. Chronic Diseases