Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicSpecial Marriage Act

Topic: Special Marriage Act

Blame it on Omicron: Kerala lawyer gets HC nod for ‘virtual wedding’ with UK-based fiancé

Kerala HC Wednesday allowed couple to solemnise marriage virtually under Special Marriage Act. Bride's in India, groom is in UK & couldn't travel for 23 Dec wedding owing to Omicron restrictions.

‘Compels conversion, violates liberty’: Why Allahabad HC ripped into Special Marriage Act

Court was hearing petitions by 17 interfaith couples seeking protection from family and police harassment. It also gave rulings related to UP's anti-conversion law.

Forced conversion or boomer-talk? Twitter’s verdict on interfaith marriages is one-sided

While elders are already brazen with their bigotry as they promote intra-caste and religious weddings, leading voices on social media aren't far behind.

30-day notice under Special Marriage Act fair and reasonable, Centre tells Delhi High Court

The govt's response comes in light of a plea by an inter-faith couple challenging the provision of issuing a public notice to invite objections to marriages under the Act.

Mandatory 30-day notice under Special Marriage Act ‘invades privacy’ — full text of HC order

1954 Act deals with inter-caste & inter-religious marriages, and allows people to get married without giving up religion. Read the full judgment of Allahabad HC here.

Couples can choose to not publish 30-day notice under Special Marriage Act — Allahabad HC

The court was hearing a habeas corpus petition filed by one Abhishek Kumar Pandey alleging that his Muslim wife’s father is not allowing her to stay with him.

How Special Marriage Act is condemning interfaith couples to UP-style anti-conversion laws

The name ‘Special’ Marriage Act itself implies a marriage that is seen as an anomaly and deserves scrutiny.

UP doesn’t need a new anti-conversion law. But India needs a stronger Special Marriage Act

Yogi Adityanath’s anti-‘love jihad’ ordinance can deprive women of their agency. Ambedkar had always warned against that.

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Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.


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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.