Updated: Tuesday July 16, 2013/AthThulatha Ramadan 09, 1434/Mangalavara Asadha 25, 1935, at 06:59:23 PM
The Hindu Marriage Disabilities Removal Act, 1946
ACT No. XXVIII of 1946
(Subs. by the Central Laws (Statute Reform) Ordinance, 1960 (21 of 1960), s. 3 and 2nd Sch. (with effect from the 14th October, 1955), for "the Provinces and the Capital of the Federation" which had been subs, by A. O., 1949. for "British India")
[22nd November, 1946]
An Act to remove certain disabilities and doubts under Hindu Law in respect of marriages between Hindus
WHEREAS it is expedient to remove certain disabilities and doubts under the Hindu Law in respect of marriages between Hindus; It is hereby enacted as follows:---
1. Short title and extent--- (1) This Act may be called the Hindu Marriage Disabilities Removal Act, 1946.
[(2) It extends to the whole of
2. Marriage between person of same gotra or pravara or of different sub-divisions of the same caste --- Notwithstanding any text, rule or interpretation of the Hindu Law or any custom or usage, a marriage between Hindus, which is otherwise valid, shall not be invalid by reason only of the fact that the parties thereto,---
(a) belong to the same gotra or pravara, or
(b) belong to different sub‑divisions of the same caste.