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The Muslim Marriages and Divorces (Registration) Act, 1974

( ACT NO. LII OF 1974 )

Registration of divorces
6. (1) A Nikah Registrar may register a divorce effected under Muslim Law within his jurisdiction on application being made to him for such registration.
(2) An application for registration of a divorce shall be made orally by the person or persons who has or have effected the divorce:
Provided that if the woman be a parda-nashin, such application may be made by her duly authorised vakil.
(3) The Nikah Registrar shall not register a divorce of the kind known as Talaq-i-tafweez except on the production of a document registered under the Registration Act, 1908 (XVI of 1908), by which the husband delegated the power of divorce to the wife or of an attested copy of an entry in the register of marriages showing that such delegation has been made.
(4) Where the Nikah Registrar refuses to register a divorce, the person or persons who applied for such registration may, within thirty days of such refusal, prefer an appeal to the Registrar and the order passed by the Registrar on such appeal shall be final.

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