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Neha Goel, Advocate

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S.C. Khunger, Advocate

Rohit Bansal, Advocate

Varinder Singh Kanwar, Advocate

Hittan Nehra, Advocate

Judgments on Marriage

Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Marriage

Marriage — Compulsory registration of — Marriages of all persons who are citizens of India belonging to various religions should be made compulsorily registrable in their respective states, where the marriage is solemnized — States and the Central Government directed to take following steps:-

 (i) The procedure for registration should be notified by respective States within three months from today. This can be done by amending the existing   Rules, if any, or by framing new Rules. However, objections from members of the public shall be invited before bringing the said Rules into force. In this connection, due publicity shall be given by the States and the matter shall be kept open for objections for a period of one months from the date of advertisement inviting objections. On the expiry of the said period, the States shall issue appropriate notification bringing the Rules into force.

 (ii) The officer appointed under the said Rules of the States shall be duly authorized to register the marriage. The age, marital status (unmarried, divorcee) shall be clearly stated. The consequence of non-registration of marriages or for filing false declaration shall also be provided for in the said Rules. Needless to add that the object of the said Rules shall be to carry out the directions of this Court.

 (iii) As and when the Central Government enacts a comprehensive statute, the same shall be placed before this Court for scrutiny.

 (iv) Learned Counsel for various States and Union Territories shall ensure that the directions given herein are carried out immediately. 

 

 
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