In any proceeding under this Act, on a petition for dissolution of marriage
by a decree of divorce, except in so far as the petition is founded on the
grounds mentioned in clauses (ii), (vi) and (vii) of sub-section (1) of section
13, the court may, if it considers it just so to do having regard to the
circumstances of the case, pass instead a decree for judicial separation.
1. Ins. by Act 68 of 1976, s. 8 (w.e.f. 27-5-1976).