Patna High Court annuls marriage on finding man was threatened to marry at gunpoint, Saptapadi not performed

The Court noted that a traditional Hindu marriage is not a valid marriage without the completion of ‘Saptapadi’ and ‘Datta Homam.’

The Patna High Court recently annulled a marriage on the ground that the groom was forced to marry at gunpoint and Saptapadi (saat pheras) under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 was not performed.

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