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1 Hindu Marriage Act Short title and extent

Section 1 of Hindu Marriage Act 1955 -  Short title and extent

(1) This Act may be called the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.

(2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir*, and applies also to Hindus domiciled in the territories to which this Act extends who are outside the said territories.


*. Vide notification No. S.O. 3912(E), dated 30th October, 2019, this Act is made applicable to the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the Union territory of Ladakh.

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