First sorry for some wrong interpretetation. I thought again and felt some thing else in your case regarding Passport
1) First I was wondering under which Act and Section , name of women changes or is changed after marriage ?
Well to be to the point , Hindu Marriage is conducted as per Hindu Marriage Act 1956. This act is applicable to all except Muslim, Christian , Jew and Parsi. Registered marriage which is called is done under Special Marriage Act.
Now there is no provision in Hindu Marriage Act that women should change the name after marriage , the way name should be changed, whether she has to put her husband name in between. Whether she should add Maternal surname first and then add in law surname as per new style . Law is totally silent . Nothing mentioned.
If you have to change name you have to do gazette notification , this procedure too you have not done.
So naturally or legally your name is never changed .
So you did not do anything wrong in submitting documents etc. All is correct.
Question is of matrimonial status --- Single /Divorce /Married/Separeted
This is too personal question . Nothing related much about foreign travel etc. Only if you are applying as dependent spouse etc. then it may be required else it is immaterial.
So logically after thinking again I feel you have not anything wrong. Show me any law by which after marriage name changes as per Act. This is all just going as per tradition etc. which has no meaning and no legal standing too. Even Some Minister women whose late father was minister puts her father name only not husband for political gain.
Again Status - There is no harm whether you write single /divorce/married so long you are not using that status for some wrong purpose.
On what legal stading and under which law anyone can take objection. If passport act is so stricit that giving wrong information is punishable offense still there can be error while filling form. Error while doing data entry etc. So it is one of them
Just forget it , there is no issue at all. It is creation of your mind /or some one is trying to fear you unnecessary for his vested interest .
I feel you follow this message not previous message which I wrote