my friend married his first cousin (parallel cousin) 2 yrs back without his parents knowledge and registered it under hindu marriage law in India...Since its not accepted in hindu society,to avoid more issues for both their parents they live separately till now.
Meanwhile due to extreme pressures of name/fame of their family they want to put this down and each of them want to go their own way by marrying some one else and its a mutual agreement and they will not accuse each others for the sake of their parents any more.
following are their questions now
1. Since first cousin marriages are void/null in India under hindu marriage act should they legally divorced(pls note that they will not claim at any circumstances and will not take any legal action against themeselves) so even if its mutual one is a divorce neccessary though the marriage is considered void?
2.If he/she marries a new person and goes to registrar office to register the new marriage will the old records show up and will he/she be arrested?
3. Should there need to be a case to remove their registration from govt database though this is not a void marriage?
Please let me know ASAP.