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THE DISSOLUTION OF MUSLIM MARRIAGES ACT, 1939

(ACT NO. VIII OF 1939).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 17th March, 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:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
1.Short title and extent
2.Grounds for decree for dissolution of marriage
3.Notice to be served on heirs of the husband when the husband’s whereabouts are not known
4.Effect of conversion to another faith
5.Rights to dower not to be affected
 
 

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