Patna High Court decision to annul marriage citing non-performance of Saptapadi stayed by Supreme Court

In November last year, the High Court had observed that a Hindu marriage is not complete unless the bride and groom perform the Saptapadi or Saat Pheras.
Supreme Court and Hindu marriage
Supreme Court and Hindu marriage

The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed a Patna High Court judgment that had annulled a marriage on the grounds that the groom was forced to marry at gunpoint and because saptapadi (seven steps taken by the couple around a sacred fire) under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 was not performed.

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