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1The Divorce Act, 1869

( ACT NO. IV Of 1869 )

Chapter III

DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

Dismissal of petition
13. In case the Court, on the evidence in relation to any such petition, is satisfied that the petitioner's case has not been proved, or is not satisfied that the alleged adultery has been committed,
 
 
or finds that petitioner has, during the marriage, been accessory to, or conniving at, the going through of the said form of marriage, or the adultery of the other party to the marriage, or has condoned the adultery complained of,
 
 
or that the petition is presented or prosecuted in collusion with either of the respondents,
 
 
then and in any of the said cases the Court shall dismiss the petition.
 
 
When a petition is dismissed by a District Court under this section, the petitioner may, nevertheless, present a similar petition to the High Court Division.

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    Throughout this Act, except otherwise provided, the words “Bangladesh”, “Government”, "High Court Division" and "Appellate Division" were substituted, for the words “Pakistan”, “Provincial Government” or “the said Government”, "High Courts" or "High Court" or "a High Court" and "Supreme Court" respectively by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973).
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