Thus polygamy became illegal in India in 1956, uniformly for all of its citizens except for Muslims, who are permitted to have four wives and for Hindus in Goa and along the western coast where bigamy is legal. A polygamous Hindu marriage is null and void.
Is polygamy legal in India now?
In India, polygamy is positively unlawful. It has been declared as an offence under the Indian Penal Code, 1860. The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 declares a marriage solemnized when the current spouse is living to be void and punishable as per IPC.
Is it illegal to have 5 wives?
Like Kody Brown and his four wives, Brady Williams of My Five Wives practices polygamy, though his family has left their church and consider themselves progressive polygamists. Still, it is illegal in all 50 states for anyone to have multiple spouses at the same time, so how can the Williams be on TV?