Divorce under Hindu law is basically as provided for under the Matrimonial Causes Act and all that is stated will apply to Hindu.

Section 10 of the Hindu Marriage and Divorce Act and the grounds for divorce are

1.                  Adultery;
2.                  Cruelty;
3.                  Desertion for a period of 3 years;
4.                   Unsoundness of mind where the Respondent has been under medical care for a period of five years
5.                  Where husband is guilty of bestiality sodomy or rape

Consideration that will avail for all these grounds are the same as under statutory law.  there are other grounds for divorce under Hindu Law

1.                  Where the Respondent has ceased to be a Hindu;
2.                  Where the Respondent joins a religious order which requires him/her to renounce the world and remains in that position for a period of at least 3 years.  Monasteries, Hermits and so on.
3.                  Where there is a decree of judicial separation and the decree has been in force for a period of 2 years and the parties have not resumed cohabitation.
4.                  Where the husband is married to another woman at the time of celebration of the marriage.  This can be both for annulity of a marriage and divorce as well.


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