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THE PARSI MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE ACT, 1936

(ACT NO. III OF 1936).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 23rd April, 1936  
  
     1 An Act to amend the law relating to marriage and divorce among Parsis.
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the law relating to marriage and divorce among Paris;

It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
I. PRELIMINARY
1. Short title, extend and commencement
2. Definitions
II. MARRIAGE BETWEEN PARSIS
3. Requisites to validity of Parsi marriages
4. Remarriage when unlawful
5. Punishment of bigamy
6. Certificate and registry of marriage
7. Appointment of Registrar
8. Marriage register to be open for public inspection
9. Copy of certificate to be sent to Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages
10. Registration of divorces
11. Penalty for solemnizing marriage contrary to section 4
12. Penalty for priest's neglect of requirements of section 6
13. Penalty for omitting to subscribe and attest certificate
14. Penalty for making, etc., false certificate
15. Penalty for failing to register certificate
16. Penalty for secreting, destroying or altering register
17. Formal irregularity not to invalidate marriage
III. PARSI MATRIMONIAL COURTS
18. Constitution of Special Courts under the Act
19. [Omitted]
20. Parsi District Matrimonial Courts
21. Power to alter territorial jurisdiction of District Courts
22. [Omitted]
23. Court seals
24. Appointment of delegates
25. Power to appoint new delegates
26. Delegates to be deemed public servants
27. Selection of delegates under section 20 to be from those appointed under section 24
28. Practitioners in Matrimonial Courts
29. Court in which suits to be brought
IV. MATRIMONIAL SUITS
30. Suits for nullity
31. Suits for dissolution
32. Grounds for divorce
33. Joining of co-defendant
34. Suits for judicial separation
35. Decrees in certain suits
36. Suit for restitution of conjugal rights
37. Counter-claim by defendant for any relief
38. No suit to be brought to enforce marriage or contract arising out of marriage when husband is under sixteen or wife under fourteen years
39. Alimony pendente lite
40. Permanent alimony
41. Payment of alimony to wife or to her trustee
42. Disposal of joint property
43. Suits may be heard with closed doors
44. Validity of trial
45. Provisions of Civil Procedure Code to apply to suits under the Act
46. Determination of questions of law and procedure and of fact
47. Appeal to High Court Division
48. Liberty to parties to marry again
V. CHILDREN OF THE PARTIES
49. Custody of children
50. Settlement of wife's property for benefit of children
VI. MISCELLANEOUS
51. Rule making power the Supreme Court, etc.
52. Applicability of provisions of the Act
53. [Repealed]
SCHEDULE
 
 

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