Question: Is polygamy legal in Bangladesh?

Polygamy and civil polygamous marriages are legal in Bangladesh but restricted according to a law of 1961, though the practice is rapidly declining. A Bangladeshi Muslim man can marry up to four wives at the same time but must have permission from existing wives.

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.

Polygamy is legally permissible according to the law of 1961, but restricted, in the Muslim majority nation of Pakistan. Only males adhering to the Islamic faith are legally allowed to enter into polygamous unions, with a maximum of four wives at one time.

Bangladesh does not have a specific law banning forced marriage. However, legally, the consent of both parties to a marriage is required. Most men marry before the age of 35, while the majority of women marry before the age of 25.

In Bangladesh the legal age for marriage is 21 for boys and 18 for girls. This was established with the national Child Marriage Restraint Act in 1929.

Can siblings marry in Japan?

(Article 731) A minor shall obtain the consent of at least one parent to marry. Lineal relatives by blood, collateral relatives within the third degree of kinship by blood #2, may not marry, except between an adopted child and their collateral relatives by blood through adoption.

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