Tuesday, 6 March, 2007

Registration of marriage made compulsory

The Hon. Supreme Court of India in the judgment passed in “ Seema Vs Ashwini Kumar” held that marriages of persons who are citizens if India belonging to various religions should be made compulsorily registrable in their respective States, where in the marriage is solemnized and the Apex Court directed the Sates and the Central Government to take the necessary steps for implementing the Court’s direction. Accordingly on 16.11.2006 the Government of Kerala published in the official Gazette the following Rules for implementing the directives of the Supreme Court. These Rules are to come into force after the expiry of sixty days from the date of publication.
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