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Changes in Hindu Marriage Law in India

The Union Government of India has approved various proposals seeking changes in the Hindu Marriage Act of 1955 – the law that governs the marriages in India. The most important change is that women will be entitled to a share in the property or assets acquired by the couple after marriage. Another highlight is that the six months cooling period can be waived and divorce can be granted immediately – irretrievable breakdown of marriage is a new ground for granting divorce.

You can read more about the changes in the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 and the Special Marriage Act, 1954 here at the Times of India.