Tuesday, Oct 04, 2022

Special Marriage Act


Raising women's marriage age to 21 is move towards empowerment

January 06, 2022 9:35 am

🔴 Guru Prakash, Ruchi Singh write: No excuse — biological, social, or data and research-based — can justify the inequality in age between men and women to enter into a valid marriage

Don’t send notices to parents of couples under Special Marriage Act: Delhi government

December 16, 2021 8:36 am

🔴 This circular comes after a contempt case was filed before Delhi HC in August seeking action against a SDM, whose office had sent a notice to an interfaith couple’s parents last year.

Will take steps to register Hindu, Christian marriages under Compulsory Marriage Order: Delhi govt to HC

October 04, 2021 7:21 pm

The submission was made by government counsel during the hearing of a petition alleging that authorities were not registering a Muslim couple’s marriage under the CMRO but were instead following the process mentioned under the Special Marriage Act.

Kerala: Man, who secretly lived with lover for 10 years in a room, weds her finally

September 15, 2021 9:46 pm

They entered into wedlock under the Special Marriage Act at a local sub-registrar office.

SDM issues notice to families of interfaith couple before registering marriage, Delhi HC says he committed contempt

August 13, 2021 7:13 am

Justice Najmi Waziri said there is a prohibition to send such notices which could jeopardise the plans of the applicants or become a cause “for threat to their lives or limb”.

Kerala HC examines whether wedding under Special Marriage Act can be solemnised via video conferencing

August 12, 2021 4:44 pm

The state government said that under the Act, solemnisation of marriage was mandatory prior to registering it under the SMA and therefore, presence of the two sides and the witnesses is required before the Marriage Officer.

Plea in Delhi HC alleges registration of Muslim marriages under SMA instead of Compulsory Marriage Order

July 31, 2021 7:18 am

The exclusion of Muslim marriages from the Compulsory Marriage Order was discriminatory in nature, says advocate appearing for the petitioners.

Special Marriage Act: Implement Allahabad HC order in Maharashtra, activists write to Kunte

July 16, 2021 11:05 am

Recently, a woman approached the Khar police saying she was getting married to a person from another religion, and after learning about her marriage, few men allegedly humiliated her parents.

Maulvi sent to police custody in Vadodara conversion case

July 06, 2021 12:40 am

The maulvi is the fourth accused in the case, apart from the husband of the victim and his brother and father.

Gujarat High Court directs police to escort LRD trainee to marry Muslim partner, seeks explanation for detaining woman

February 10, 2021 10:21 pm

The woman, who was present before the Gujarat HC bench via video-conferencing from a Junagadh district court on February 8, informed the bench that following the notice issued to the marriage registry in Ahmedabad, the couple were called to the Karanj police station in Ahmedabad at 8 pm and were only let go at 3 am.