On Friday, 11 June 2010, the Indian Cabinet approved an amendment under which a married couple can use irretrievable breakdown as a ground for divorce in India. Although, it is yet to be cleared in the Parliament, the amendment offers respite to many couples in India who are unable to cope with continuing in their marriage. Indian laws for divorce make it difficult for couples to separate from each other legally.
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.