IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT BOMBAY
CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION
FIRST APPEAL NO.577 OF 2015
WITH CIVIL APPLICATION NO.1770 OF 2015
Draupada @ Draupadi Jaydeo Pawar and Others … Appellants
vs. Indubai d/o. Kashinath Shivram Chavan and Another … Respondents Mr. C.M. Kothari, for the Appellants and Applicants. Mr. Mahindra Deshmukh, for Respondent Nos. 1 and 2.
CORAM : MRS.MRIDULA BHATKAR, J.
RESERVED ON : 5th JANUARY, 2016
PRONOUNCED ON : 10th FEBRUARY, 2016
“The Indian system has adopted monogamy as a legal structure of the marriage institution and, therefore, occasional second marriage in subsistence of first marriage is held void in law,” Justice Mridula Bhatkar observed, adding, “The second woman cannot be given a status of a legally wedded wife.”
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