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1The Christian Marriage Act, 1872

( ACT NO. XV Of 1872 )

False oath, declaration, notice or certificate for procuring marriage
66. Whoever, for the purpose of procuring a marriage or license of marriage, intentionally,-
 
 
 
 
(a) where an oath or declaration is required by this Act, or by any rule or custom of a Church according to the rites and ceremonies of which a marriage is intended to be solemnized, such Church being the Church of England or of Scotland or of Rome, makes a false oath or declaration, or,
 
 
 
 
(b) where a notice or certificate is required by this Act, signs a false notice or certificate,
 
 
 
 
shall be deemed to have committed the offence punishable under section 193 of the 2[Penal Code] with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years and, at the discretion of the Court, with fine.

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