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Practice and Law: Debating Aspects of the Muslim Personal Law

Last week, the Assam Government quietly repealed the Assam Muslim Marriages and Divorces Registration Act, 1935. Following the decision, Muslim marriage or divorce registration can happen only through the Special Marriage Act. The decision was widely criticised in political circles, but the fact remains that the Muslim personal law, and inevitably, Muslim marriage, divorce, maintenance…

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Grant and Revocation of Licenses to Solemnize Marriage in in Christianity Act

According to Christian Marriage Act 1872, The Provincial Government so far as regards the territories under its administration, and the Central Government so far as regards any Acceding State may, by notification in the official Gazette, grant licenses to Ministers of Religion to solemnize marriages within such territories and State, respectively, and may by a…

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