Is there any Degree of Prohibition as per Hindu Marriage Act 1955?
Is there any Degree of Prohibition as per the Hindu Marriage Act 1955?
“Sapinda relationship” with reference to any person extends as far as the third generation (inclusive) in the line of ascent through the mother, and the fifth (inclusive) in the line of ascent through the father, the line being traced upwards in each case from the person concerned, who is to be counted as the first generation;
Two persons are said to “sapindas” of each other if one is a lineal ascendant of the other within the limits of sapinda relationship, or if they have a common lineal ascendant who is within the limits of sapinda relationship with reference to each of them;
“Degrees of prohibited relationship” – two persons are said to be within the “degrees of prohibited
- if one is a lineal ascendant of the other
- if one was the wife or husband of a lineal ascendant or descendant of the other
- if one was the wife of the brother or the father’s or mother’s brother or of the grandfather’s or grandmother’s brother of the other
- if the two are brother and sister, uncle and niece, aunt and nephew, or children of brother and sister or of two brothers or of two sisters.