Single-Marriage & Two-Child Policy



HINDU MARRIAGE ACT:- Second marriage, during the subsistence of the first marriage, is illegal in India and the relationship arising from the same does not have any validity. Even though the law is very clear on this point, 'second marriage' is a common practice in Indian society. As a result of the aforementioned contrast between the law and social practice, second wives in India have little protection under the law.

With the commencement of Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 (HMA), one of the condition provided for a valid for a valid marriage was that neither party should have a spouse living at the time of the marriage. Under the old law, there was a bar against a woman marrying a second husband while her first husband is alive unless custom permitted her. There was no such bar against men, till some States passed laws for prevention of bigamous marriages, and introduce the principle of monogamy among Hindus. After 1955, with the help of the aforementioned provision and Section 11, Hindu Marriage Act, second marriages came be declared null and void ab initio. In this behalf, under the Hindu Marriage Act it is necessary is a marriage according to the customs and rites, and secondly, that the spouse of the first marriage was a legally wedded spouse and the second marriage was subsisting on the date of the second marriage.

Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937

As per Muslim Personal Law, a Muslim male can marry another Muslim girl without dissolving the existing marriage or divorcing the spouse of the existing marriage. This law is applicable in India too. As per Shariat a Muslim in India can marry four times without divorcing his first, second and third wife.

This is strange even after so many years of independence. Why only for sake of Votes, Politicians are playing games and thus our country is suffering for unnecessary populations and backwardness ??
Must be discontinue now.


TWO-CHILD POLICY :- A two-child policy is a government-imposed limit of two children allowed per family or the payment of government subsidies only to the first two children. It has previously been used in Vietnam. In British Hong Kong in the 1970s, citizens were also highly encouraged to have two children as a limit (although it was not mandated by law), and it was used as part of the region's family planning strategies. Since 2016, it has been implemented in China, replacing its previous one-child policy.

The Supreme Court dismissed a plea for issuing directions to the Center to ensure strict population control measures by making two-child policy mandatory across the country.The court refused to entertain the plea by saying that “it us a policy matter” and the court thus cannot intervene.

“It is for Parliament to decide the issue and not the court.”

With the shortage of natural resources and considering the unemployment and poverty and increase in the pollution levels of our country, we should keep in mind that the population is the main culprit for the backward of economy of our country. By implementing TWO-CHILD POLICY we can see the increase in the growth rate.