CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE IN INDIA

Christian Marriage in India

 

The laws regulating the solemnization of marriages among the Christian community in India is laid down by the Indian Christian Marriage Act of 1872. Initially enacted by the British-Indian administration, Christian marriages in the country are performed by an authorised Minister or Priest in a church. After the marriage ceremony is completed, the minister or priest registers the marriage and issues a certificate of marriage in the name of the couple and thereby, makes it official. To register a marriage officially, it is essential for each party to the union to make an application to the concerned authority that is located in their vicinity regarding the intention of marriage.

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SUYA MARIYATHAI THIRUMANAM (OR) SEER THIRUTHA THIRUMANAM (SELF RESPECT / REFORMIST MARRIAGE)

Suya Mariyathai thirumanam

If a person who belongs to Hindu religion, is interested in performing the marriage without superstitious religious ceremonies and with a progressive view, he may choose this Suya Mariyathai Thirumanam or Seer Thirutha Thirumanam. And this system is allowed only in Tamil Nadu by a State Amendment in the Hindu Marriage Act.

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HINDU MARRIAGE – LAW, PRACTICE & REGISTRATION

 

Hindu Marriage Law, Act

 

Getting married? Congrats! Do it legally…

Marriages are considered to be a universal social institution and an integral part of mankind. With the advent of civilisation, it has been observed that the state has regulated all aspects of human lives and marriage is no exception. In India, there is no single legal framework governing the institution of marriage, specifically with the intent of upholding the tenets of religious freedom and safeguarding the fundamental practices of various faiths and beliefs that constitute the country. The legitimation of the nuptial bond of two people happens only after attaining sanction from the existing laws prevailing in the country, which in general parlance are referred to as matrimonial or marriage laws. A unique feature of the existing matrimonial law in India is its vibrancy and diversity in consonance with the country’s heterogeneous population.

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LEGAL SYSTEMS IN INDIA: AN OVERVIEW

Judicial System in India

A Q&A guide to the legal system in India.

The Q&A gives a high level overview of the key legal concepts including the constitution, system of governance and the general legislative process; the main sources of law; the court structure and hierarchy; the judiciary and its appointment; the general rules of civil and criminal litigation, including reporting restrictions, evidentiary requirements, the roles of the judge and counsel, burdens of proof and penalties.

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