Marriage is considered to be a holy custom in India. The Indians have faith in solemnizing marriage through rituals and customs. People are usually unsure and uncomfortable going through the legal route for bringing marriage into existence. Most of the people are not even enlightened about the provisions of marriage laws stated in the Indian constitution.
India is primarily a Hindu-dominated nation. Consequently, Hindu marriages are mainly governed under ‘The Hindu Marriage Act,’ that was incorporated on May 18, 1955. For other different religions, the law comprises a different type of Marriage Acts.
The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 was proposed to protect the rights of marriage for the couples who are Hindu and are bound under the religious bond of marriage. This law doesn’t impose a particular way to solemnize the marriage as there are several ways a couple can perform this religious act.
This act came in the limelight after a few cases were seen where the couple was frightened or offended in the deceit cases of marriage.
Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 is compulsory to every individual who is Hindu, Jain, Sikh, and Buddhists and is definitely not a Muslim, Christian, Parsi, Jew or any other community which has a different law-set.
This law is obligatory to any individual who is Hindu by Birth or Hindu by Religion. There is adequate information about Hindu under Section 2 of the Hindu Marriage Act. This law was introduced to evade the several concerns which were prevailing due to undeveloped Hindu law for marriage under British Rule.