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The Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act

1Short title and extent

(1) This Act may be called the Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act, 1939.

(2) It extends to the whole of India 1[2***]3 . .

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1. Subs by Act 48 of 1959, s. 3 and Sch. I, for certain words (w.e.f. 1-2-1960).

2. The words "except the State of Jammu and Kashmir" omitted by Act 34 of 2019, s. 95 and the Fifth Schedule (w.e.f. 31-10- 2019).

3. In its application to Pondicherry, in section 1, after sub-section (2), the following shall be inserted--

"Provided that nothing contained in this Act shall apply to the Renoncants of the Union territory of Pondicherry." Vide (Act 26 of 1968).

The Act has been extended to Dadra and Nagar Haveli by Reg. 6 of 1963, s. 2 and Sch. I.

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