Irretrievable Breakdown of Marriage - Applicability and Current Status in India

Authors(1) :-Parul Lakhan

In India, with regards to the Hindu Marriage Act and Special Marriage Act, the Government of India has attempted to include ‘Irretrievable Breakdown of Marriage’ as a ground of divorce as per the recommendations of the 71st report of the Law Commission of India. Legally speaking, Irretrievable Breakdown of Marriage is defined as: “The situation that exists when either or both spouses are no longer able or willing to live with each other, thereby destroying their husband and wife relationship with no hope of resumption of spousal duties.” In other words, Irretrievable breakdown of marriage can be defined as such failure in the matrimonial relationship or such circumstances adverse to that relationship that no reasonable probability remains of the spouses remaining together as husband and wife for mutual comfort and support.

Authors and Affiliations

Parul Lakhan
Research Scholar Department of Law Delhi University, New Delhi, India

Irretrievable breakdown, marriage, applicability and current status, Hindu Marriage, India

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 7 | March-April 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-04-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 197-202
Manuscript Number : IJSRST1845412
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

Cite This Article :

Parul Lakhan, " Irretrievable Breakdown of Marriage - Applicability and Current Status in India", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 4, Issue 7, pp.197-202, March-April-2018.
Journal URL : http://ijsrst.com/IJSRST1845412

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