Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Marriage Under Parsi Law

As per Marriage Laws in India, The Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act, 1936 governs the matrimonial relations of Parsis in India. The Act defines the word 'Parsi' as a Parsi Zoroastrian. A Zoroastrian is a person who professes the Zoroastrian religion.  A valid Parsi marriage in India is adduced. The parties should not be related to each other in any degree of consanguinity or affinity. Marriage is to solemnize according to Parsi form of ceremony “Ashirvad” by a priest in presence 2 other Parsi witnesses. Consent father or guardian is necessary if both the parties have not attained the age of 21. If Parsi individual contracts a marriage without having been lawfully divorced from existing husband/wife or such marriage been declared null and void. Parsi marriage needs to be certified. Read more at..

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Marriage Under Christian Law

Marriage of persons professing the Christian religion is governed by the Indian Christian Marriage Act, 1872. Every marriage between persons, at least one of whom is a Christian, can be solemnized in accordance with the provisions of the Christian Marriage Act. Under this Act, marriages can be performed by a minister of religion in a church or by a registrar of marriages. Marriage, as is seen in Christian tradition, is not merely a civil contract nor is it purely a religious contract. A marriage among Christians, as per Marriage laws in India, is traditionally understood as the voluntary union for life of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others. The Christian Marriage Act requires that the marriage take place in the presence of at least 2 credible witnesses. Read more at......

Marriage Under Muslim Law

Marriage is referred to as Nikah under Muslim marriage laws. Nikah is Arabic term which means carnal conjunction or union of the sexes. It is a contract under the Muslim law Marriage is the only legitimate way to indulge in intimacy between a man and woman.  The general purpose of marriage is that the sexes can provide company to one another, procreate legitimate children & live in peace & tranquillity to the commandments of Allah. Read more at....

Marriage Under Hindu Law

As part of the Hindu Code Bill, the Hindu Marriage Act was enacted by Parliament in 1955 to amend and to codify marriage law between Hindus. The Hindu Marriage Act in India is applicable to all Hindus, including Virshaiva or Lingayat, or followers of Bramho, Prarthana or Arya Samaj as well as Buddhists, Jains or Sikhs. he Hindu Marriage Act in India is also applicable to children, legitimate or illegitimate both of whose parents belong to any of the above entities. In case only one of the parents is Hindu and if the child has been brought up as a Hindu, he will be considered Hindu. Converts or re-converts to Hindu, Buddhist, Jain or Sikh religion are generally covered under the Hindu Marriage Act in India but certain other conditions are to be considered and it is advisable to consult a lawyer in such cases.  Read more at…