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Marriage is considered to be a sacred bond between the husband and wife. Marriage as an institution brings a societal order and stability. One of the essentials to marriage is the consent of the parties. When the consent of either party or both parties to the marriage is obtained forcefully, the marriage becomes void, and such a union is called a forced marriage. Forced marriage is a human rights violation and has been held to be illegal across the world. There are specific laws that protect the parties to marriage from a forced marriage.
Section 6, Special Marriage Act: Whether Constitutional, when examined through the prism of Privacy?
The article explains the procedure to register the marriage under the Special Marriage Act, 1954, and questions the constitutionality of Section 6 ‘Publication of intended marriage notices’ for infringement of privacy.
Maintenance is given by one spouse to another upon their separation or matrimonial dispute. It is given so as to maintain a sustainable life and can be given either permanently or temporary. Desertion is also a ground of divorce and it may indicate breaking down of matrimonial ties. Maintenance in the case of desertion by wife may be awarded considering the facts and circumstances along with the reasonableness of the act. Different situations, judicial pronouncements and legal aspects are discussed under this article.