@ Mr. Raj
I apologise for making a hasty reply. In my opinion in your case MCD will not apply if somehow both of you have made up mind and planning to approach Court for Divorce.
The reason being;
1. It seems both of you due to samaj / biradari pressure may not like to live seperate for MCD yet looking for a quick way out presently. But, for MCD both of you need to be living 1 year separately which is one of the pre-conditions.
In such situation the only option in my opinion in presented briefs is using S. 14 HMA where you have to show "extreme hardships" and be parted with each other on merits.
Coming to your second que. I must say your ld. Advocate will show a way :-) However I am reproducing clarity on Jurisdiction i.e.
S. 19. Court to which petition shall be presented.
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
(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 persons who would naturally have heard of him if he were alive.]