Can a Hindu marry sister-in-law's brother's daughter


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yes u can definately marry her under hindu marriage act as the same is not under prohibited relationship as prescribed in the Hindu marriage act.only the girl has to be more than 18 years age and you have to be more than 21.

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Please mention your religion. Hindu Marriage Act provides that, a marriage between two Hindus can be solemnized "(iv) the parties are not within the degrees of prohibited relationship unless the
custom or usage governing each of them permits of a marriage between the two;
(v) the parties are not sapindas of each other, unless the custom or usage
governing each of them permits of a marriage between the two;"
Unless you fall under the above cited restrictions, you are entitled to marry.

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YES you can as your BROTHER'S WIFE'S BROTHER DAUGHTER‘ does not fall under Sapinda relationship.

The restriction is only from father side seven degrees of prohibited relationships’ and from mother side five degrees of prohibited relationships’.

Section 3(g) of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 defines ‘degrees of prohibited relationships’. It provides as follows:
Lineal ascendants are to be seen from both sides, i.e. from the father’s side as well as from the mother’s side. So both the father and mother are lineal ascendants. Similarly father’s father is a lineal ascendant whereas mother’s mother is also a lineal ascendant. But a paternal grandmother is not a lineal ascendant but the wife of a lineal ascendant and hence would fall under clause ii. Similarly a maternal grand-father would fall under clause ii being the husband of a lineal ascendant. Clause ii would also cover daughter-in-law and son-in-law being the wife and husband respectively of one’s lineal descendants i.e. son and daughter respectively. A paternal Aunt (Chachi) and a maternal Aunt (Maami) would fall under clause iii and two siblings along with other relations described in clause iv also fall in degrees of prohibited relationships.

Sapinda relations:

Section 3(f) defines ‘Sapinda relationship’ as under:

Sapinda relations can be illustrated as under:
Suppose A is a boy. Now if he is considered as one generation, relatives falling in four more generations upwards from him from the side of his father shall be his Sapinda relations. Therefore, A’s father, A’s grand-father, A’s great grand-father and the father of A’s great grand-father shall all be A’s Sapinda relations. But on the mother’s side, this chain is to extend to only three generations which include A. Therefore, A’s mother and A’s maternal grand-mother only shall be A’s Sapinda relations from the mother’ side, A himself being one generation.

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