CENTRAL GOVT ACT--SECTION 494 IN THE INDIAN PANEL CODE,1860
494. Marrying again during lifetime of husband or wife.-- Whoever, having a husband or wife living, marries in any case in which such marriage is void by reason of its taking place during the life of such husband or wife, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine. Exception.- This section does not extend to any person whose marriage with such husband or wife has been declared void by a Court of competent jurisdiction, nor to any person who contracts a marriage during the life of a former husband or wife, if such husband or wife, at the time of the subsequent marriage, shall have been continually absent from such person for the space of seven years, and shall not have been heard of by such person as being alive within that time provided the person contracting such subsequent marriage shall, before such marriage takes place, inform the person with whom such marriage is contracted of the real state of facts so far as the same are within his or her knowledge.
The above law—Section 494 in IPC-- is not applicable to Muslims. They are covered under Mohammedan Law, which is Personal Law of Muslims.
And now,Christians have raised their demand.Christians want The Canon law, not civil law should govern Christian divorce.The petition ( READ HERE ) also challenges the jurisdiction of criminal courts in India, to prosecute Roman Catholics under Section 494 of the Indian Penal Code for the alleged offence of bigamy without considering the Canon Law....................“If the criminal courts, while considering prosecution under Section 494 of the IPC, reject the application of the Canon Law as the Personal Law of Catholics, hundreds of spouses under the second marriage will have to face prosecution, jail and a fine.”When the courts recognised dissolution (by pronouncing the word talaq three times) under the Mohammedan Law, which is Personal Law of Muslims, they should also recognise the Canon Law as the Personal Law of Indian Catholics. Several representations were made by the Catholic community but there was no proper response from the government, he said..............
The social fabric of India is being destroyed systematically.
We have been divided on basis of religion, Region, language, Caste, sub-caste.
It may have helped politicians to stick to power, but, in all this it is India which is the loser.
let us CHANGE INDIA FOR INDIA OF TOMORROW.