Parsi woman challenges the absence of a mediation process in Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act

A Parsi woman has moved the Supreme Court questioning the validity of several provisions of Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act. The petitioner had moved a Parsi matrimonial suit early last year seeking dissolution of her 11-year-old marriage. She claims that the procedure under the 1938 personal law was exasperatingly cumbersome, involving a system much like a jury, as specified under section 46 of the Act, and granted no access to the mediation and settlement available to Hindu women under the family court system.

Naomi Sam Irani v. The Union of India and Sam Shapoor Irani