The Bombay High Court has held that a Hindu married to a non-Hindu in accordance with Hindu rituals cannot seek divorce under the Hindu Marriage Act. Accordingly, a bench headed by Justice V.K. Tahilramani upheld a family court order which rejected a petition filed by Niranjani Roshan Rao, a Hindu, seeking divorce from husband Roshan Pinto on the ground that he was a Christian at the time of marriage and was professing the same religion till today. As the family court rejected her petition, she moved the High Court, which, on December 24, rejected her appeal and upheld the lower court order. ‘Perfectly legal order’ “We are of the view that an order passed by the learned judge of the Family Court is perfectly legal and calls for no interference in exercise of appellate jurisdiction,” said the bench while dismissing the appeal.