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SC pushes states on marriage registration

The SC directs all states and union territories to bring in suitable legislation in three months to make registration compulsory for all religions.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2007 02:10 PM IST

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed all states and union territories to bring in suitable legislation within three months to make registration of marriage compulsory.

A bench headed by Justice Arijit Pasayat asked the states and UTs to file a compliance report along with an affidavit after the three months deadline.

The apex court passed the order after noting that several states had made registration of marriage compulsory only for the members of the Hindu community.

But by today's order, registration of marriage will be mandatory for all religions.

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