VILAYAT RAJ ALIAS VILAYAT KHAN Vs. SUNILA
LAWS(DLH)-1983-2-19
HIGH COURT OF DELHI
Decided on February 17,1983

VILAYAT RAJ ALIAS VILAYAT KHAN Appellant
VERSUS
SUNILA Respondents


Cited Judgements :-

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RASNA VS. ARUN [LAWS(MPH)-1996-8-66] [REFERRED TO]
ANOM APANG VS. GEETA SINGH [LAWS(GAU)-2011-6-11] [REFERRED TO]
T PERUMAL VS. R NESAMMAL [LAWS(MAD)-2003-6-106] [REFERRED TO]
MITEN SHYAMSUNDER MOHOTA VS. UNION OF INDIA [LAWS(BOM)-2008-3-108] [REFERRED TO]


JUDGEMENT

Leila Seth, J. - (1.)The interesting point raised in this appeal pertains to whether an apostate of Hinduism can file a petition under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 seeking dissolution of a marriage solemnized under that Act, prior to his change of faith.
(2.)On 17th June, 1973, Sunila, the respondent, was married to Vilayat Raj, the petitioner. The parties were both Hindus at the time. The marriage took place in Delhi an I was solemnized in accordance with Hindu rites and ceremonies. On 15th September, 1980, a child was born of this marriage. Subsequently, the parties spearated.
(3.)Thereafter, on 1st October, 1981, the petitioner filed a petition under Section 13(1)(ia) of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 (to be referred to in short as "the Act"). He sought dissolution of the above mentioned Hindu marriage on the ground of cruelty.
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