Registration of marriages compulsory in TN


This follows the government notifying the rules under the Tamil Nadu Registration of Marriages Act, 2009, with effect from November 24, the State Registration Department disclosed here on Monday in a communiqué.

Under the new law, couples within 90 days from the date of their marriage solemnised after November 24, should duly file for registration in the prescribed format to the registrar of marriages or sub-registrars in the respective jurisdictions.
The signatories in the legal papers will also include the priest, who solemnised the wedding.The marriages, even though registered under the respective personal laws like the Hindu Marriages Act, 1955, the Indian Christian Marriage Act, 1872, the Special Marriage Act 1954, the Mohammadian Shariet Marriage Act are now required to be compulsorily registered under the new act.

Introducing the relevant bill in the assembly on June 30, State Law Minister Durai Murugan had explained in its ‘Statement of Objects and Reasons’ that Tamil Nadu undertook this legislation in view of the Supreme Court’s order in the Seema Vs Ashwini Kumar  case.

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