The Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act, 1939

Learn about the Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act, 1939 in India

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Summary

The Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act, 1939 is an Indian law that allows Muslim women to obtain a divorce through various means. It aims to protect the rights of Muslim women and ensure that they are not left without financial support or subjected to undue hardship. The Act provides for several grounds for divorce, including cruelty, impotence, and desertion. It also lays down procedures for obtaining a divorce, including the appointment of arbitrators to help resolve disputes. Additionally, the Act provides for the payment of maintenance and dower to the wife upon dissolution of marriage. Overall, the Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act, 1939 plays a crucial role in promoting gender equality and protecting the rights of Muslim women in India.

Section 1 : Short title and extent

Section 2 : Grounds for decree for dissolution of marriage

Section 3 : Notice to be served on heirs of the husband when the husband’s whereabouts are not known

Section 4 : Effect of conversion to another faith

Section 5 : Rights to dower not to be affected

Section 6 : Repealed

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