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1 THE SPECIAL MARRIAGE ACT, 1872

(ACT NO. III OF 1872).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 18th July, 1872  
  
     2 An Act to provide a form of Marriage in certain cases.
 
Preamble
    WHEREAS it is expedient to provide a form of marriage for persons who do not profess the Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Parsi, Buddhist, Sikh or Jaina religion, and for persons who profess the Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh or Jaina religion and to legalize certain marriages the validity of which is doubtful; It is hereby enacted as follows:–
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
1. Local extent
2. Conditions upon which marriages under Act may be celebrated
3. Appointment of Marriage Registrars
4. One of the parties to intended marriage to give notice to Registrar
5. Notice to be filed and copy entered in the Marriage Notice Book
6. Objection to Marriage
7. Procedure on receipt of objection Objector may file suit
8. Certificate of filing of suit to be lodged with Registrar
9. Court may fine when objection not reasonable
10. Declaration by parties and witnesses
11. Marriage how to be solemnized
12. Place where marriage may be solemnized
13. Certificate of marriage
13A. Transmission of certified copies of entries in Marriage Certificate Book to the Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages
14. Fees
15. Penalty on married person marrying again under Act
16. Punishment of bigamy
17. Divorce Act to apply
18. Law to apply to issue of marriages under Act
19. Saving of marriages solemnized otherwise than under Act
20. [Repealed]
21. Penalty for signing declarations or certificates containing false statements
22. Effect of certain marriages on coparcenary
23. Rights of succession in certain cases of marriage under Act
24. Succession to the property of parties married under Act
25. Person marrying under Act not to have right of adoption
26. Adoption by father of person marrying under Act
SCHEDULE
 
 

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