A similar attitude was also adopted in A. Suryanarayana Murthi v. P. Krishna Murthy, in which The Mitwitwens had reached an agreement to lose their share in the deceased husband`s property if they remarried, and this was held a valid contract, as the agreement did not directly limit the marriage. (ii) Any agreement that partially limits the marriage of a person other than a minor is non-immediate if, in the circumstances of this case, it is deemed inappropriate.” The Law Commission has given extensive thought to the Indian Contract Act of 1872 and has proposed several amendments by adding a bill attached to the Commission`s report, in which it proposed the replacement of several sections, including section 26 of the Act, in order to obtain an amendment to the Marriage Limitation Agreements Act. Any agreement between the two parties that prevents either party from being tried in the event of non-compliance with the contract is a non-agreement. Section 28 of the Indian Contract Act provides that any agreement that prevents an aggrieved party from entering a competent court in the event of an infringement or limits the time within which it can do so is a non-agreement. Moreover, any agreement that would expire the rights of a party or absone one of the parties from its liability would be a non-agreement. However, years later, Gulab Rani filed a complaint to reclaim ownership of some of that estate, claiming in particular that the contractual compromise act under Section 26 of the Indian Contract Act was null and foregoing because he recognizes the marriage.
One can absolutely be deterred from marrying or marrying for a specified period of time or being partly deterred from marrying a person or class of people, and in one of the events mentioned above, the agreement is not valid. Section 26 does not distinguish between absolute and partial restrictions on the freedom of marriage. This has been strictly followed by the courts in various cases. Under Section 26 of the Indian Contract Act, all agreements restricting marriage, with the exception of a minor, are unhinged. The Romans were the first to delegitimize agreements that respected marriage. The basis of the marriage limitation agreements, which are null and void, is that marriage is a sacrament and that nothing should encroach on the institution of marriage, not even treaties.