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mayilsamy n (student)     14 July 2013

Is a marriage btw cousin brother n sister is valid in law?

Is a marriage btw cousin brother n sister is valid in law?


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Dr. Jyothi Vishwanath (Associate Professor of Law)     14 July 2013

Sapinda marriages are void under Hindu law. Unless a custom prevails in your family, this marriage is void. But since it is not crime, you cannot go to police station.

Only thing that can be done is wait for the marriage to happen and then approach the court for declaring the marriage null and void on this ground Under Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. 

Rama chary Rachakonda (Secunderabad/Highcourt practice watsapp no.9989324294 )     15 July 2013

 degrees of prohibited relationship"- two persons are said to be within the" degrees of prohibited relationship"--

(i) if one is a lineal ascendant of the other; or
(ii) if one was the wife or husband of a lineal ascendant or descendant of the other; or
(iii) if one was the wife of the brother or of the father' s or mother' s brother or of the grandfather' s or grandmother' s brother of the other; or
(iv) if the two are brother and sister, uncle and niece, aunt and nephew, or children of brother and sister or of two brothers or of two sisters; Explanation.- For the purposes of clauses (f) and (g), relationship includes-
(i) relationship by half or uterine blood as well as by full blood;
(ii) illegitimate blood relationship as well as legitimate;
(iii) relationship by adoption as well as by blood; and all terms of relationship in those clauses shall be construed accordingly.

aman (student)     15 July 2013

if they are living like husband and wife,is it appropriate to go to court to dissmis their marriage.? better accept their love,u can disown them if u want to maintain ur ego in this fake society..in muslims and even in some parts of south india marriage b/w cousins happens.so why cant it happen in our society ? they are also humans,we only created this caste and hindu,muslims...why do u want to stop them ,who are you to stop.its their individuality..try to understand their feelings..be human..

aman (student)     15 July 2013

and they are not from close blood relation

Anand Bali Adv. (Advocate Solicitor & Consultant)     14 January 2015

Well defined by my friend Mr Ramachary. nee no further explanations.

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