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Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act, I936

[Act No. 3 of 1936 dated 23rd. April, 1936]

Sections Particulars
I Preliminary
1 Short title, extent and commencement
2 Definitions
3 Requisites to validity of Parsi marriages
4 Remarriage when unlawful
5 Punishment of bigamy
6 Certificate and registry of marriage
7 Appointment of Registrar
8 Marriage register to be open for public inspection
9 Copy of certificate to be sent to Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages
10 Registration of divorces
11 Penalty for solemnizing marriage contrary to section 4
12 Penalty for priest's neglect of requirements of section 6
13 Penalty for omitting to subscribe and attest certificate
14 Penalty for making, etc., false certificate
15 Penalty for failing to register certificate
16 Penalty for secreting, destroying or altering register
17 Formal irregularity not to invalidate marriage
III Parsi Matrimonial Courts
18 Constitution of Special Courts under the Act
19 Parsi Chief Matrimonial Courts
20 Parsi District Matrimonial Courts
21 Power to alter territorial jurisdiction of District Courts
22 Certain districts to be within jurisdiction of the Chief Matrimonial Court
23 Court seals
24 Appointment of delegates
25 Power to appoint new delegates
26 Delegates to be deemed public servants
27 Selection of delegates under sections 19 and 20 to be from those appointed under section 24
28 Practitioners in Matrimonial Courts
29 Courts in which suits to be brought
IV Matrimonial Suits
30 Suits for nullity
31 Suits for dissolution
32 Grounds for divorce
32A Non-resumption of cohabitation or restitution of conjugal rights within one year in pursuance of a decree to be ground for divorce
32B Divorce by mutual consent
33 Joining of co-defendant
34 Suits for judicial separation
35 Decrees in certain suits
36 Suit for restitution of conjugal rights
37 Counterclaim by defendant for any relief
38 Documentary evidence
39 Alimony pendente lite
40 Permanent alimony and maintenance
41 Payment of alimony to wife or to her trustee
42 Disposal of joint property
43 Suits to be heard in camera and may not be printed or published
44 Validity of trial
45 Provisions of Civil Procedure Code to apply to suits under the Act
46 Determination of questions of law and procedure and of fact
47 Appeal to High Court
48 Liberty to parties to marry again
V Children Of TheParties
49 Custody of children
50 Settlement of wife's property for benefit of children
VI Miscellaneous
51 Superintendence of High Court
52 Applicability of provisions of the Act
53 Repeal- Repealed by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1937
Schedule I Table of prohibited degrees of consanguinity and affinity
  Foot Notes

An Act to amend the law relating to marriage and divorce among Parsis.

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the law relating to marriage and divorce among Parsis;

It is hereby enacted as follows:-

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