Under Indian marriage laws, a marriage can be set aside if the consent for it was secured by fraud or misrepresentation of facts. This is not so easy to prove. However, it must be noted that fraud is not defined in the Indian marriage laws. So, any type of fraud cannot be taken as a ground for matrimonial relief.
Since the time of Manu, the Hindu law giver who wrote the comprehensive treatise on Hindu law titled Manusmriti, custom has been recognized as an important source of law. Manu termed custom as ‘acharaha paramodharmaha.’