Kerala High Court strikes down Section 10A of Indian Divorce Act that mandates 1-year waiting period for filing divorce by mutual consent

A bench of Justices A Muhamed Mustaque and Shoba Annamma Eapen opined that the mandatory waiting period affects the right to liberty of citizens, in this case Christian citizens to whom the Indian Divorce Act applies.
Kerala High Court
Kerala High Court

In a significant judgment, the Kerala High Court on Friday struck down Section 10A of the Indian Divorce Act, that stipulates a waiting period of 1 year for filing petitions for divorce by mutual consent.

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