Saturday, 2 July, 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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PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

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The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

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With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

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