Naveen Kohli vs Neelu Kohli

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On 21st March, 2006, a Three Judges Bench in Naveen Kohli vs Neelu Kohli (Civil Appeal No.812 of 2004) held that the Legislature should consider including “irretrievable breakdown of marriage” as a ground for grant of divorce under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. “Once the parties have separated and the separation has continued for a sufficient length of time and one of them has presented a petition for divorce, it can well be presumed that the marriage has broken down. The Court, no doubt, should seriously make an endeavour to reconcile the parties; yet, if it is found that the breakdown is irreparable, then divorce should not be withheld. The consequences of preservation in law of the unworkable marriage which has long ceased to be effective are bound to be a source of greater misery for the parties”, the Bench said.


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