Territorial jurisdiction under the dissolution of the muslim marriage act 1939

The Dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act 1939 is a law in India that governs the dissolution of Muslim marriages. The Act provides for the dissolution of Muslim marriages on these grounds.

Under the Act, territorial jurisdiction for the dissolution of Muslim marriages is determined by the place of residence of the parties to the marriage. If either party has been residing in a particular district for a period of not less than six months immediately preceding the presentation of the petition, the court of that district has the jurisdiction to hear the case. If neither party has been residing in a particular district for the aforementioned period, the court of the district where the husband is residing has the jurisdiction to hear the case.

It’s worth noting that while the act governs the dissolution of Muslim marriages, it doesn’t cover other matters like maintenance, custody, and inheritance. These matters are governed by the personal laws of Muslims and the court’s decision is based on the principles of Muslim law.

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