Divorce with mutual consent is governed by laws in accordance with the religion of the contesting parties:
Hindus (includes Sikhs, Jains, Buddhist) are governed by Section 13(b) of Hindu Marriage Act;
Divorce under Islam is governed by Shariat (personal laws) and Dissolution of Marriage Act, 1939;
Christians are governed by the Indian Christian Marriage Act, 1872; and
Special Marriage Act, 1954 is a secular act covering all parties irrespective of their religion.