Supreme Court clarified Second marriage is valid even if plea against divorce is pending

Interpreting section 15 of Hindu Marriage Act, SC bench observed that restriction placed on the second marriage in Section 15 of the Act till the dismissal of an appeal would not apply to a case where parties have settled and decided not to pursue the matter.
Arjun Manjunadha

Updated: Aug 28,2018 12:57:38 pm

Supreme Court clarified Second marriage is valid even if plea against divorce is pending

28 August 2018 Current Affairs:Interpreting section 15 of Hindu Marriage Act, SC bench observed that restriction placed on the second marriage in Section 15 of the Act till the dismissal of an appeal would not apply to a case where parties have settled and decided not to pursue the matter.
Section 5(1) of the Hindu Marriage Act places a bar on marriage by a person who has a spouse living at the time of the marriage.
Section 11 makes such a marriage null and void.
Section 15 tells when a divorcee can marry again.
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