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Section - 18. Punishment for contravention of certain other conditions for a Hindu marriage


Every person who procures a marriage of himself or herself to be solemnized under this Act in contravention of the conditions specified in clauses (iii), (iv), 7 and (v)] of section 5 shall be punishable

(a) in the case of contravention of the condition specified in clause (iii) of section 5, with rigorous imprisonment which may extend to two years or with fine which may extend to one lakh rupees, or with both.
(b) in the case of a contravention of the condition specified in clause (iv) or clause (v) of section 5, with simple imprisonment which may extend to one month, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both; 9 ***  10******

1. Subs. by Act 68 of 1976, s. 9, for “expiry of three years” (w.e.f. 27-5-1976).
2. Subs. by s. 9, ibid., for “expiration of the said one year” (w.e.f. 27-5-1976).
3. Subs. by s. 9, ibid., for “expiry of three years” (w.e.f. 27-5-1976).
4. Subs. by s. 9, ibid., for “said three years” (w.e.f. 27-5-1976).
5. Proviso omitted by s.10, ibid. (w.e.f. 27-5-1976).
6. Subs. by s. 11, ibid., for s. 16 (w.e.f. 27-5-1976).
7. Subs. by Act 2 of 1978, s. 6 and Schedule, for “(v) and (vi)” (w.e.f. 1-10-1978).
8. Subs. by Act 6 of 2007, s. 20 (w.e.f. 30-10-2007).
9. The word “and” omitted by Act 2 of 1978, s. 6 and Schedule (w.e.f. 1-10-1978).
10. Omitted by s. 6 and Schedule, ibid. (w.e.f. 1-10-1978).



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