What are the Legal Provisions Involved in an Inter-Religion Marriage?

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What are the Legal Provisions Involved in an Inter-Religion Marriage?

Getting married within the same caste and same religion is a very common incident in India. However, when it comes to marriages between different castes and different religions, it is normally unacceptable. This makes it difficult for the couple to get married easily. Nowadays, thinking of people regarding inter-religion marriage has changed to some extent but not completely. This is when court marriage has to play its role when the families of the couple from different religion are against their marriage.

Court marriages are generally undertaken to avoid huge expenses and time invested in a traditional Indian wedding. Also, if the parties are from different religion and their families are against their idea of getting married then they can simply get married under the court marriage procedure.

There is some sort of eligibility criteria as well as documents required to get married as per the court procedure. Also, if you are planning for court marriage in Delhi then you need to consult the best lawyer who can provide proper details and help you in all ways.

Eligibility criteria for inter-religion marriage

  • At the time of marriage, parties should not have any living wife/husband.

  • None of the parties should be of unsound mind and should be able to give adequate consent.

  • None of them should be suffering from a mental disorder and should be completely fit to get married or have children.

  • The couple should not be suffering from insanity or epilepsy.

  • The girl should be of at least 18 years of age and the boy should be of at least 21 years of age on the time of getting married.

  • Both the parties should not come under ‘prohibited relationship’ with each other.

Procedure for inter-religion marriage

  1. As a first step, the couple has to provide a notice of marriage to the marriage officer of the district where at least one of them must be residing for 30 days before giving the notice. Also, the marriage can be registered at the place where the couple has been living for a longer period such as if any of the parties is living in Delhi then they can get their marriage registration in Delhi.

  2. After this, the marriage officer will display the notice in the office at the place where it can be clearly seen and will also forward the notice to the district of each party’s permanent residence. After the notice has been displayed, the 30-Day waiting period starts during which anyone can object to the marriage. If there is no objection received during the waiting period then the marriage officer can execute the marriage.

  3. If an objection is received by the marriage officer then he will record it in the notice book and will investigate the objection to verify its integrity. If the objection is not found true only then the marriage will be executed otherwise the marriage officer can refuse to perform the marriage.  

  4. Then the couple will need three witnesses to sign the declaration in the presence of a marriage officer.

  5. The marriage officer will enter the marriage certificate in the Marriage Certificate Book and the couple and three witnesses will sign this certificate.

This was all about the legal formalities involved in an inter-religion marriage.

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