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from Ancy D’Souza
for Daijiworld Media Network – Mumbai (SM)

Mumbai, Aug 18: On the recommendations of National Human Rights Commission and
National Commission for Women and as per the judgement of the Supreme Court, the proposal to enact a suitable legislation relating to compulsory registration of marriages is under consideration with the Government.

It may take some more time before a Bill could be brought before the Cabinet, in the view of the importance and complexity of the matter.

The Supreme Court in its judgement dated July 23 in Seema Vs Ashwini Kumar, has reiterated its earlier judgement dated 14.2.2006 that citizens of India irrespective of caste should compulsory go for court marriage and register their names in their respective states, where the marriage is solemnized.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Law & Justice, K Venkatapathy in a written reply in Lok Sabha on Friday August 17.


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