Annulment is a legal procedure for undoing a marriage by declaring it null and void. The main difference between annulment and divorce is that an annulment says that the marriage never really happened.
A decree of nullity is a judicial decree determining in effect that the marriage in question never existed and it is not a divorce which acknowledges that there was a marriage and it is ending. The decree of nullity declares that the marriage is and has always been null and void as there are many conditions under which a marriage in India can be considered as an invalid marriage. A party has to present a petition before Court against the other party, setting in detail the reason for the annulment.
A marriage is considered to be a void marriage:
Under Muslim personal laws, marriages in violation of rules are known as Batil marriages. Those marriages which are in violation of conditions of affinity, fosterage etc are examples of Batil marriages. Batil is another way of saying that your marriage is void. A marriage can be annulled if it is a void and it means that the marriage is not legally binding.
In certain circumstances, your marriage may be considered as Fasid or irregular. The prohibitions are temporary or a result of accidental circumstances - it is generally possible to rectify irregular marriages. An example of this is when no one has seen your marriage etc.
A petition is to be presented to the District Court which has jurisdiction. Jurisdiction is determined in the following manner:
If your spouse is diagnosed with a Sexually Transmitted Disease that prevents you from engaging in sexual intercourse, you can ask for the marriage to be declared as invalid.