Khush 07 May 2019
Divya Vijayan 15 April 2022
The Hindu Marriage Act of 1955 prohibits marriage between Sapindas. The relationship extends upto 7 degrees for fathers side and upto 5 degrees for mothers side.
But, then it was relaxed and the degrees were reduced to 5 on father's side and 3 on mother's side.
According to section 5 of HMA Act, marriage between Sapindas are prohibited except in the cases where the custom or the usage permits the marriage.
In Harihar Prasad v. Balmiki Prasad, it was established that the custom must be valid which should be established by clear evidence. Only then the sapinda marriage would be held valid.