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First cousin marriage legal or illegal in India?
« on: Nov 04, 2009, 05:33 PM »
Hi, I am in love with my first cousin and we want to get married but I am confused about the law. Well, I now we will face alot of problems becuse we are hindu and our society and family will never accept this but we can't live without each other and love each other very much. But the main question is. Is it legal or illegal for first cousin to get married.  I did some research and found that according to the Hindu Marriage Act of India "the childern of brother and sister can't marry".  But people in the south India tell it is legal to marry first cousin in India. Also, it is normal and first cousin marry in India everyday. Can you help me with this. What is true and what is false.

Thank You,
Shah

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Re: First cousin marriage legal or illegal in India?
« Reply #1 on: Nov 04, 2009, 05:51 PM »
Hi Shah,

Welcome to CC.com, I am in the USA so I don't know the laws of India, but I do know some people in Mumbai India that are married and are cousins. I would tell you to contact a lawyer or someone that deals with legal issue where you are at and ask them.

Good luck,
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Re: First cousin marriage legal or illegal in India?
« Reply #2 on: Nov 05, 2009, 05:17 AM »
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« Reply #3 on: Nov 05, 2009, 02:03 PM »
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Re: First cousin marriage legal or illegal in India?
« Reply #4 on: Dec 25, 2009, 01:29 PM »
hello there

i am facing same problem, i also love my first cousin [ my father's brother's daughter ] , please help me if you found any conclusion.

vikas

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Re: First cousin marriage legal or illegal in India?
« Reply #5 on: Mar 26, 2010, 02:08 AM »
Dear Vikas dada, I am paul from Bangladesh. I really feel your problem. The special marriage act seems to be prohibiting such marriage in INDIA. But famous Sattyajit Ray married his first cousin in 1949 ! So u better consult a lawyer to be really clear about hw u can marry her.
However in B'desh law doesn't prohibit it. I also love my first cross cousin. But the obligation of our family is bothering me more.
Even law permits u, what u think, how would u manage ur family and society?

However can you marry going to south india? It is common there among Hindus! I think civil law should allow now this for all.

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Re: First cousin marriage legal or illegal in India?
« Reply #6 on: Apr 02, 2010, 10:46 PM »
My understanding is that for Hindus, if it is permitted by your local custom then it is legal and if it is not permitted then it is illegal. If you are from North India and are a Hindu then it is definitely illegal and if you are from South India it is probably legal although there might be exceptions. If you are from some other part of India then it depends. For Muslims and Christians it is legal.

You should take note that although in other regions the situation may be totally different, in North India they kill couples over this. The lucky ones get permanent exile.

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Re: First cousin marriage legal or illegal in India?
« Reply #7 on: Apr 02, 2010, 11:35 PM »

Wow.   You seem extremely knowledgeable...


Do we now have an expert in this area?  :biggrin:


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My understanding is that for Hindus, if it is permitted by your local custom then it is legal and if it is not permitted then it is illegal. If you are from North India and are a Hindu then it is definitely illegal and if you are from South India it is probably legal although there might be exceptions. If you are from some other part of India then it depends. For Muslims and Christians it is legal.

You should take note that although in other regions the situation may be totally different, in North India they kill couples over this. The lucky ones get permanent exile.
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Re: First cousin marriage legal or illegal in India?
« Reply #8 on: Apr 11, 2010, 05:07 PM »
after much googling i m rather confused about the local law.like "you can marry....exept this..this n that that"
i have the same issue.i m from kolkata.all i came to a decission is that u have u manage "at least one party(family)" rest for the law get a good lawyer,also the information is true that satyajit ray married his first cousin in 1949-can u beleive the dare.so just be brave and do everything what it takes.because it is your life n getting born as a hindu(and not a cristan or muslim)is not ur fault.we make the rules for the HINDU marraige looking after the tradition n custom.and this man made rules cannt ruin ur love n life.

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Re: First cousin marriage legal or illegal in India?
« Reply #9 on: Apr 12, 2010, 07:19 PM »
Why don't u go straight to a curt to get an answer. Surprising as it might sound some lawyers might not know if it's legal or not.

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Re: First cousin marriage legal or illegal in India?
« Reply #10 on: Apr 20, 2010, 04:55 PM »
I am a girl, who wants to marry with my mother's  sister's son in India. Pleas advice me if its legal in North India (Punjab).
Thanks
Neha
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Re: First cousin marriage legal or illegal in India?
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2010, 12:42 PM »
I am a girl, who wants to marry with my mother's  sister's son in India. Pleas advice me if its legal in North India (Punjab).
Thanks
Neha
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..................hi neha i also have same problem can u tell me the solution of it...she is my mother's sister's daughter......plzzz help me out....waiting for ur reply.....am from north india....(.rajasthan)

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Re: First cousin marriage legal or illegal in India?
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2010, 07:37 AM »
hai friends

Iam from Tamilnadu and iam in love with my first cousin(my mothers siaters doughter). we are in love for past 10 years and we are sure enough that our parents will not accept this. Also i have been intensively consulting on cousin marriages and found ut few points. First thing, It is a prohibited relationship as per any marriage law in India(expect muslim). U can go ahead and marry if any one party(Boy or girls custom) have been accepting it for a long time.

So truthfully speaking, there is no way to register your marriage.

The only option is that you can marry in any temple(without telling that you r cusins) and then go and settle in any other state. In the new state you may register your marriage b supresing that u r cousins (be carefull that no one objects to your marriage in the new state) and live happily.

Another point is that , why u all want permission from law to marry your cousin. Why u want to register your marriage? don't your lover trust you? just marry in any temple and just live together, dont bother about registerations.

I think if all cousinlovrs in India work as group and help each others, we can suceed in this, lets think about this.

Happy married life......

you can mail me at - ramesh_14021982@yahoo.co.in

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Re: First cousin marriage legal or illegal in India?
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2010, 11:30 AM »
I am a hindu too and I have the same problem..Can we trade places? ha ha ha ..I was thinking of this wierd idea..My cousin can marry yours and I can marry you..and I have aUS visa,after marriage we can trade places ..Just you can make ur parents happy and we can be happy too..

Think about it and mail to rishiiii678@gmail.com

Sorry if I hurt anyone's feelings ..if you dont like this idea just ignore my msg completely..I am a total freak trying to make my parents happier

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Re: First cousin marriage legal or illegal in India?
« Reply #14 on: Jun 03, 2010, 03:33 PM »
I aggree with Rishi. I am ready to do so. I am north indian, Sharma

I am a hindu too and I have the same problem..Can we trade places? ha ha ha ..I was thinking of this wierd idea..My cousin can marry yours and I can marry you..and I have aUS visa,after marriage we can trade places ..Just you can make ur parents happy and we can be happy too..

Think about it and mail to rishiiii678@gmail.com

Sorry if I hurt anyone's feelings ..if you dont like this idea just ignore my msg completely..I am a total freak trying to make my parents happier

 

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