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1The Christian Marriage Act, 1872

( ACT NO. XV Of 1872 )

Procedure on petition
 
 
The said petition shall state all the circumstances of the case, and pray for the order and direction of the Court concerning the same,
 
 
 
 
and the said District Judge shall examine into the allegations of the petition and the circumstances of the case;
 
 
 
 
and if, upon such examination, it appears, that the person forbidding the issue of such certificate is not authorized by law so to do, such District Judge shall declare that the person forbidding the issue of such certificate is not authorized as aforesaid,
 
 
 
 
and thereupon such certificate shall be issued, and the like proceedings may be had in relation to such marriage as if the issue had not been forbidden.
 
 
 
 
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