[India] RS approves bill to make divorce friendly for women

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Hindu – Tuesday, 27 August 2013 (originally published 26 Aug)

The Bill allows both parties to file for divorce on the ground of “irretrievable breakdown” of marriage.

Rajya Sabha on Monday approved a proposal to make divorce friendly for women as it provides for the wife getting share in the husband’s immovable property after “irretrievable breakdown” of marriage.

The Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill seeks to empower the courts to decide the compensation amount from the husband’s inherited and inheritable property for the wife and children once the marriage legally ends . . .

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