International Journal of Law

International Journal of Law

ISSN: 2455-2194

Vol. 2, Issue 1 (2016)

Effect of conversion of religion in Hindu law with special reference to bigamy

Author(s): Sneh Yadav
Abstract: Marriage laws other than that of the Muslims now in force in the country prohibit bigamy and treat a bigamous marriage as void. For this reason a marriage to which any of these laws apply attracts the anti bigamy provisions of Indian Penal Code which is applicable to the bigamous marriage if it is void under the governing law for the reason of being bigamous. For a long time married men whose personal law does not allow bigamy have been resorting to the unhealthy and immoral practice of converting to Islam for the sake of contracting a second bigamous marriage under the belief that such conversion enables them to marry again without getting their first marriage dissolved .In this article we are going to analyze it.
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