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Make marriage registration compulsory: SC to states
October 25, 2007 11:30 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 union territories to file a compliance report along with an affidavit after the three month deadline.
The apex court passed the order after noting that several states had made the 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.