Marriage need not break down due to religious conversion: HC

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Kochi, Jan 29 (UNI) The Kerala High Court today held that family courts were bound to make endeavours for reconciliation and settlement and religious conversion need not be a ground for marital breakdown .

A Division Bench, comrising of Justices Kurian Joseph and Harun-al-Rashed, said reconciliation should be attempted even if the ground alleged was the conversion of either of the spouses.

The court observed that the primary objective of the Family Courts Act was to preserve marriage. Due to the mere fact that one of the parties converted to another religion, the marital tie need not be broken.

The court gave this judgement while hearing the matrimonial appeal of Ms Bini of Thrissur district against a lower court order, granting a divorce to her husband on the ground that she converted to another religion.


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