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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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