Reasons for Divorce – Hindu Marriage Act


Insanity implies when the individual is of weak psyche. Insanity as a ground of separation has the accompanying two prerequisites. The respondent has been seriously of weak psyche. The respondent has been experiencing persistently or irregularly mental turmoil of such a sort and so much that the petitioner can’t sensibly be relied upon to live with the respondent.

In Vinita Saxena versus Pankaj Pandit 21 March 2006, the husband file a case to get the divorce from the respondent on the ground that the respondent was experiencing Paranoid Schizophrenia which implies mental turmoil. She came to know these after her marriage. Here, the court allows the divorce on the ground of craziness of spouse.


Leprosy is an irresistible illness of the skin, mucous membranes, nervous system and so forth this disease is communicated starting with one individual then onto the next. In this manner it is considered as the substantial ground for separate.

In Swarajya Lakshmi vs G. G. Padma Rao on 19 October, 1973, 1974 AIR 165, 1974 SCR (2) 97, the spouse recorded the case for allowing the separation on the ground of leprosy. He guaranteed that his significant other is experiencing serious Leprosy with the master’s reports. Here he prevails with regards to getting the separation on the ground of infection.

Venereal Disease

Under this idea, if the disease is in transferable structure and it very well may be communicated to the next life partner, at that point this can be considered as the substantial ground for separate. A and B married on 9 September 2011. Later A experienced a venereal sickness and it is serious. There’s additionally an opportunity that B can likewise get contaminated by that disease in the event that she lives with A. Here, B can move toward the court for disintegration of marriage


It implies when one of the life partners choose to renunciate the world and stroll on the way of the God, at that point the other mate can move toward the court and request the separation. In this idea the gathering who renunciates the world is considered as commonly dead. It is a commonplace Hindu practice and considered as a substantial ground for separate. A and B got hitched and carries on with an upbeat life. One day A chooses to renunciate the world. Here, B has a privilege to move toward the court and look for the cure of disease.  

Assumption of Death

For this situation, the individual is attempted to have kicked the bucket, if the family or the companions of that individual doesn’t hear any report about the individual alive or dead for a very long time. It is considered as the substantial ground for separate, yet the weight of confirmation is on the individual who requests the divorce. A was absent from the most recent seven years and his significant other B doesn’t get any report about him of being alive or dead. Here B can move toward the court and request the divorce.

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