Divorce under Hindu Marriage Act
Grounds for divorce
A petition for divorce may be presented by either the husband or wife for dissolving the marriage on the following grounds:
That the other party
- has after the marriage had voluntary sexual intercourse with any other person; or
- has after the marriage treated the petitioner with cruelty
- has deserted the petitioner for a continuous period of not less than two years immediately preceding the presentation of the petition,
- has ceased to be a Hindu by conversion to another religion,
- has been incurably of unsound mind or has been continuously or intermittently from a mental disorder that the petitioner cannot reasonably be expected to live with such a person,
- has been suffering from a virulent and incurable form of leprosy,
- has been suffering from venereal disease in a communicable form
- has renounced the world by entering any religious order.
- Has not been heard of as being alive for a period of seven years or more by persons who would have naturally heard of it, had that party been alive.