All Indian Basic Laws Related to Christian Matrimony


All Indian Basic Laws Related to Christian Matrimony

Weddings are an important part of life. It is one of the most crucial parts of life which is a happy life changing decision but getting into a wedlock is not that easy a person needs to follow all the rules and regulations prescribed under their religion in order to have a recognized and legitimate wedding.

These days it's not even easy to believe in each and everything and have a marriage without fulfilling the legal requirements as certain weddings which are not as per proper laws are considered void.

Basic Indian Laws related to Christian Matrimony:-

In Indian Christian marriages are running and done as per the laws prescribed under The Christian Marriage Act 1872.

Meaning of Christian Marriage:-

Under The Christian Marriage Act 1872 marriage is been defined under Section 3 of the act where it is said that The marriage will be considered under this act if he/she fulfills following conditions which are as follows:-

  • The person getting married should be a Christian from an Indian religion.
  • People who are Indian native and are christians.
  • People who belong to Indian nationality and converted their religion by their will into Christianity.
  • It is necessary that one person who is getting into this wedlock should be from christian religion.
  • This definition of Christian marriage will be considered all over India except the State of Travancore, Cochin & Manipur.

Performance of Marriage:-

It is a necessary law that the marriage should be performed as per the following religion of Christianity that is in the Church which has been authorized by the Church of Scotland. Later, after the performance of marriage as per the customs and rituals of christianity the another important condition is to get it registered within the local registrar office.

A person can also get his/her marriage done at court directly before getting into ritual and other customs but one needs to follow the immense procedure of the wedding which needs to be done as per The Christian marriage act 1872.

Other elements:-

Even if a bride or groom one among them is Hindu and gets their wedding solemnized as per the Christianity rules and regulations or we can say The Christian marriage act 1872 then also the person does not have the remedy to get their wedding dissolved as per section 13 of the Hindu marriage act. 

The marriage performed under The christian marriage act will be registered in India under the Special marriage act and the laws and rules prescribed under that act will only work for such marriages.

Therefore, before going for Christian matrimony under the laws prescribed under The Christian marriage act along with special marriage act.

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