The Hindu Marriage Act was established in 1955 as part of the Hindu Code Bills under the leadership of India’s former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Three other acts were also created during this time and they were Hindu Succession act (1956), Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act (1956) and the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance act(1956).The main aim of the Hindu Marriage act was to modernize the current Hindu Legal tradition. This Hindu marriage act acted as a regulate personal life among Hindus, especially their institutions of marriage, its validity, conditions for in-validity, and applicability. This act of government of India extends to the whole of India except the state of Jammu and Kashmir, and applies also to Hindus Domiciled in the territories to which this act extends who are outside the said territories.

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