Second marriage in subsistence of first marriage is held void in law

By | February 13, 2016

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

Held

“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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