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25/05/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

The Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act, 1939

( ACT NO. VIII OF 1939 )

An Act to consolidate and clarify the provisions of Muslim law relating to suits for dissolution of marriage by women married under Muslim law and to remove doubts as to the effect of the renunciation of Islam by a married Muslim woman on her marriage tie.

 
 
 
WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and clarify the provisions of Muslim law relating to suits for dissolution of marriage by women married under Muslim law and to remove doubts as to the effect of the renunciation of Islam by a married Muslim woman on her marriage tie;
 
 
 
 
It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
 
 

Short title and extent
1. (1) This Act may be called the Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act, 1939.
 
 
 
 
(2) It extends to the whole of 1[Bangladesh].

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