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FAMILY LAW-I PROJECT

A Comparison of Irretrievable Breakdown: UK and India

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VARUN SEN BAHL (Roll No. : 1943) V TRIMESTER, II YEAR, B.A., LL.B. (HONS)

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Table of Contents ....................................................................................................................... 2 Table of Authorities ................................................................................................................... 3 Table of cases ......................................................................................................................... 3 Indian ................................................................................................................................. 3 Table of Statutes .................................................................................................................... 3 English ............................................................................................................................... 3 Indian ................................................................................................................................. 3 Introduction ................................................................................................................................ 4 Irretrievable Breakdown Of Marriage In The UK. .................................................................... 6 Development of the law ......................................................................................................... 6 Status Today........................................................................................................................... 6 Irretrievable Breakdown In India ............................................................................................... 8 Development of the law ......................................................................................................... 8 A Comparison between The UK Position and The Indian Position .......................................... 9 A Comparison of the Reasons................................................................................................ 9 A Comparison of Policy....................................................................................................... 10 A Critical Analysis ................................................................................................................... 12 Conclusion ............................................................................................................................... 13 Bibliography ............................................................................................................................ 14 Articles ..................................................................................................................................... 14 Books ....................................................................................................................................... 15 Reports ..................................................................................................................................... 15

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T ABLE OF C ASES Indian
   Naveen Kohli v. Neelu Kohli , AIR 2006 SC 1675. V. Bhagat v. Mrs. D. Bhagat, AIR 1994 SC 710. Vishnu Dutt Sharma v. Manju Sharma, (2009) I DMC 515 SC.

T ABLE OF S TATUTES English
  Divorce Reform Act, 1969. Matrimonial Causes Act, 1937.

Indian
  Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. Special Marriage Act, 1954.

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INTRODUCTION
Since the middle of the 20th Century, society’s attitude towards marriage and divorce has indicated a radical evolution. Marriage is no longer viewed as a sacramental bond, but more a contractual agreement (especially in the West).1 Thanks to the state’s interest in the family2, laws around the world have always...
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