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Divorce in Hindu Law in Bangladesh | Law Help BD
Divorce, also known as dissolution of marriage, is the termination of a marital union between a married couple under the rule of law of the particular country or state. In Bangladesh, there are different laws for different religion e.g. Dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act, 1939 for Muslims, The Divorce Act, 1869 for Christians. But, there is no codified law of divorce in Hindu personal law, unlike Muslim law or Christian law. Because, Hindus are not permitted to divorce their spouses, as Hindu marriage is considered as a sacred relationship, a divine covenant and a sacrament. According to Hinduism, Marriage is meant for procreation and continuation of family lineage, not for sexual pleasure. It is an obligatory duty, part of Hindu dharma, which, once accepted, should be upheld by both the parties throughout their lives. Marriage is, therefore, a sacred bond, which cannot be dissolved through a divorce on some personal or selfish grounds. Thus, Hinduism places a very high value on marriage and does not approve of divorce.