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Divorce laws in India and the divorce procedure in India are based on separate religion based laws, so here’s a handy primer.
Divorce is the process of separating from a spouse legally. It can be a traumatic experience or a liberating experience, depending on the couple and their relationship.
India is a country where marriage is considered sacred and a divorce is considered a stigma, especially on the part of a woman. There is actually what most Indians consider the ‘worthy divorcee’, who needs to be a survivor of physical abuse for them to feel any sympathy. Mental, emotional abuse is far more common, but since there are no obvious injuries and women are usually silenced from speaking out about it to be deemed ‘good women’, it is usually not considered ‘enough’.
Fortunately, this is not stopping women from prioritising themselves over others.
So what are the divorce laws in India that come under the various personal laws of each religion?
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