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Compulsory Registration of Marriages

Posted in MARRIAGE LAWS by NNLRJ INDIA on September 9, 2011

Compulsory Registration of Marriages The Supreme Court vide its judgment dated 14.02.2006 in Seema Vs. Ashwani Kumar (AIR 2006 S.C 1158) has directed the State Governments and the Central Government that marriages of all persons who are citizens of India belonging to various religious denomination should be made compulsorily registerable in their respective States where such marriages are solemnized.

Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha this week, Shri Salman Khurshid, Minister of Law & Justice, said that it is not correct to say that the process of registration of marriages is cumbersome. The process for compulsory registration of marriage is worked out by respective State Governments and the Union Territory Administrations by making suitable legislation/ rules or by amending existing legislation/ rules on the basis of the situation obtained in their respective territories to make the process simple and easier. Hence, no separate action by the Central Government is considered necessary, Shri Khurshid said.

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  1. Venkatesh P. Dalwai said, on September 10, 2011 at 08:56

    Its good move. Like Encumbarence certificate disclose transactions , It should be made available on line to check to reduce duping.

  2. Dr. Nihar Mohanty said, on October 4, 2011 at 20:35

    Yes, the Marriage registration should be Compulsory. and also the dowry/gift or anything related to money should be recorded.


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