LCI Learning

Share on Facebook

Share on Twitter

Share on LinkedIn

Share on Email

Share More

Sarthak Patel   29 December 2019

parallel cousin marriage

I want to marry with my cousin. she is daughter of my mother's sister. we are from uttar pardesh and we are hindu, our age is more than can we marriage ? plz help me sir


 11 Replies

Real Soul.... (LEGAL)     29 December 2019

No you cannot marry her,as per Hindu Marrage Act it is prohiobited to marry the daughter of your Mother's sister.

Sarthak Patel   29 December 2019

I know sir, according to hindu marriage Act we are not able to get married but in South India it's may be legal ?

Sarthak Patel   29 December 2019

so can we get married in South India?

G.L.N. Prasad (Retired employee.)     29 December 2019

Even in South India it is a prohibited marriage.  In SI one can marry the father's sister daughter or mother brother's daughter and this is the custom in most of the sects.

G.L.N. Prasad (Retired employee.)     29 December 2019

In other words daughter of a Paternal aunt or maternal uncle and it was a previous practice and now in modern days, no one is preferring the marriage due to genetical problems, as most of those children born out of such wedlock are having physical and mental handicaps.

TGK REDDI   29 December 2019

There's one another point.

A man from North, when he goes to Southern India  ( I don't want to say South India which means a separate Nation ), can't adopt the customs and traditions of the peoples here.

There's a procedure to convert to Islam.     Is there any procedure for coming here?

As Shri GLN Prasad stated, this relationship is prohibited here in Hindus.

Had such a tradition not been prohibited, I'd have not hated such marriage.

It's not marriage that causes health problems, if any.

It's s*x.    But North Indians don't cry against such s*x.    Why?

It's characteristic of people to blame the culture of others automatically.

In this Forum, one Expert uttered vulgar words against us about our custom.

In Northern India ninety-year-old people used to marry five-year old girls.     Did the Expert scold them?

People were burning women on the funeral pyre of their husbands.    Did he scold them?

About ten unmarried girls were tied to the funeral pyre of Rana Ranjit Singh and were burnt.     People snatched the ear rings and nose rings which cut their ears and noses.    Did the Expert scold them?

Perhaps he took pride in their custom.

Government banned such customs because they are more brutal than the customs of Sothern India.  

T. Kalaiselvan, Advocate (Advocate)     29 December 2019


According to Hindu Marriage Act 1955, under sec 3(g) (iv), this marriage cannot be solemnized as it comes under the degree of prohibited relationship.

It states that the marriage between two people cannot be solemnized when it falls under prohibited relationship-

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.


 if custom or usage governing each of you permits of a marriage between you and the other party, then you are permitted to marry each other, law recognizes the same. The custom must not be unreasonable or opposed to public policy or abhorrent to decency and morality or inconsistent with practices of good persons.

At the time of marriage, neither you nor the other party should be sapinda of each other. However, if there is any custom or usage governing each of you which permits of a marriage between both of you, law recognizes the same. Such a marriage is null and void from the very beginning (Section 11). At the same time, such a marriage may be got declared null and void by a decree of nullity by filing petition under section 11 of Hindu Marriage Act.


P. Venu (Advocate)     30 December 2019

Yes, the first qiestion is whether the queriet is of marriageable age. Secondly, the exemption is with respect to the custom prevalent in the community and not the place of residence. Even in South India, there are different customs prevalent in different communities.

TGK REDDI   30 December 2019

Shri P. Venu.

Dear Sir

I agreed with the first question.

Therefore I wrote in my above input: There's one another point.

As regards the second question also, you're right.    Tradition or custom doesn't change with change in place.      It changes with change in religion.    That's why many people, especially cine actors, change their religion to marry again without divorcing the first wife which wisdom has of late been disagreed with by the Supreme Court.

By the by I mentioned about those people who look down upon others' different tradition.

Dr J C Vashista (Advocate)     31 December 2019

Originally posted by : Sarthak Patel
I know sir, according to hindu marriage Act we are not able to get married but in South India it's may be legal ?

Dear Experts,

Why do you scratch your head for an "undesirable" question paper.

@ Sarthak

You know every thing but know nothing.


test123   01 January 2020

F$ck all lawyers assuming questions... Regardless your custom you can marry ....just convert into Muslim....

Leave a reply

Your are not logged in . Please login to post replies

Click here to Login / Register  

Start a New Discussion Unreplied Threads

Popular Discussion

view more »

Post a Suggestion for LCI Team
Post a Legal Query