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Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 Section 19 - Bare Act

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Section TitleCourt to Which Petition Shall Be Presented
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1[19. Court to which petition shall be presented-

Every petition under this Act shall be presented to the district court within the local limits of whose ordinary original civil jurisdiction -

(i) the marriage was solemnized, or

(ii) the respondent, at the time of the presentation of the petition, resides, or

(iii) the parties to the marriage last resided together, or

2[(iiia) in case the wife is the petitioner, where she is residing on the date of presentation of the petition, or;]

(iv) the petitioner is residing at the time of the presentation of the petition, in a case where the respondent is, at that time, residing outside the territories to which this Act extends, or has not been heard of as being alive for a period of seven years or more by those person who would naturally have heard of him if he were alive.]


1. Substituted by Act 68 of 1976, section 12, for section 19 (w.e,f. 27-5-1976)

2. Inserted by Act 50 of 2003, section 4 (w.e.f. 23-12-2003).

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