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Online Marriage certificate in Chennai, Tamilnadu 5 months 3 weeks ago #207

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Online Marriage certificate in Chennai, Tamilnadu :

One of friend living in Tnagar , Chennai . He is a Hindu native of Thirunelveli and the bride is also a Hindu and Australian national. They wanted to do register marriage in the month of April 2018 in Chennai .

She is visiting India and she will be available in Chennai for 15 days. So they want to complete the Hindu registration process within 15 days and he need marriage certificate for include spouse name in passport and apply Indian visa for wife.

We approached nearby sub registrar office in Tnagar, Chennai They said that Foreigner Marriage has to be registered under special marriage Act they have to give 30 days notice.

Also he told that Any one must have local address proof and
Bride must have following documents :
1. single status certificate from Australia .
2. Police verification letter
3. NOC form Australian Government
4. Bride parents

But the problem is she is native of Australia and she wish to apply PR for her husband after marriage. They need only Hindu Marriage certificate because my visa consultant told that hindu marriage certificate only will be available online. So if I get Hindu Marriage certificate it will be easy to verify through online and we can speed up the visa process.

Is there any possibility to do hindu marriage registration without those documents. If it is possible please answer the following doubts .

What is the procedure for register Hindu marriage with foreiner in Chennai ?
What is the exact documents required for foreigner marriage registration in Chennai ?
How long will take to complete the Hindu marriage registration in Chennai ?
After getting marriage certificate, how to verify online?
Shall I take copy of Hindu marriage certificate online?
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Online Marriage certificate in Chennai, Tamilnadu 5 months 2 weeks ago #209

No need to send your application through online. Just upload your info online and download marriage certificate and us it .
Read this news you may understand :

" You needn't visit the sub-registrar's office in Bangalore to get your marriage registered. Forget all the hassles, and apply and print your certificate online -all from your home.
Karnataka people always will expert to do all the works done in their door steps without spending single praise. To make the peoples dream come true, Karnataka's stamps and registration department has decided to launch a dedicated portal, on the lines of property registration, to avoid visits to the registration office.

"They are streamlining the process of getting marriage certificates online. Till now, you could apply online and obtain the certificate in person. Now they are going to introduce the new system in a registrar's office in Bengaluru and roll it out in the rest of the state by year 2018 ,'' inspector-general of registration and commissioner of stamps told to media. The system will integrate data from all the sub-registrar offices in the Karnataka state to check multiple marriages by either groom or bride.
The Karnataka government issues certificates under the Hindu Marriage Act and the Special Marriage Act. Only 15% of the marriages in the Karnataka state are registered. The online initiative is aimed at encouraging more couples to register their marriages, as mandated by the Supreme Court and the National Law Commission.
At present, a couple has to make many visits over at least a month to get the marriage certificate after submitting documents like identity proof, age proof and details of two witnesses to the ceremony.

The Karnataka government has proposed to introduce the Aadhaar-based online marriage registration to minimize the documentation and verification process. "All steps -from applying to printing the certificate -will be online.The certificate will be computer-generated with security features like hologram and machine-readable (QR) code, and carries the registrar-general's digital signature,'' .

You can download marriage certificate like original one. A senior Registration department official said the department was planning to similarly roll out birth and death certificates online "
If you don't have Aadhar you cannot register your marriage online and As usual you have to visit sub registrar office many times .

Even though if you have Aadhar , no registrar will allow you to get your marriage certificate online. They will put queries about your document and they will force you to visit marriage registrar office .

Complications exerted :

1.There are many chances for malpractice by the couples
2. There are many chances to do marriage registration without the knowledge of each other.
3. If any misunderstanding in the future, they will dispute the validity of online marriage certificate

Note : Many counties including developed countries in the world still not introduced the online marriage registration.
First time in the world the Karnataka Government going to online marriage registration felicity in world. It it was successfully implemented, it will be great achievement for Karnataka Registration department.
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Online Marriage certificate in Chennai, Tamilnadu 5 months 2 weeks ago #210

As of now only the government of Delhi introduced online marriage certificate fecility in India ; Find details :

Online Marriage certificate in Chennai, Tamilnadu :

One of friend living in Tnagar , Chennai . He is a Hindu native of Thirunelveli and the bride is also a Hindu and Australian national. They wanted to do register marriage in the month of April 2018 in Chennai .

She is visiting India and she will be available in Chennai for 15 days. So they want to complete the Hindu registration process within 15 days and he need marriage certificate for include spouse name in passport and apply Indian visa for wife.

We approached nearby sub registrar office in Tnagar, Chennai They said that Foreigner Marriage has to be registered under special marriage Act they have to give 30 days notice.

Also he told that Any one must have local address proof and
Bride must have following documents :
1. single status certificate from Australia .
2. Police verification letter
3. NOC form Australian Government
4. Bride parents

But the problem is she is native of Australia and she wish to apply PR for her husband after marriage. They need only Hindu Marriage certificate because my visa consultant told that hindu marriage certificate only will be available online. So if I get Hindu Marriage certificate it will be easy to verify through online and we can speed up the visa process.

Is there any possibility to do hindu marriage registration without those documents. If it is possible please answer the following doubts .

What is the procedure for register Hindu marriage with foreiner in Chennai ?
What is the exact documents required for foreigner marriage registration in Chennai ?
How long will take to complete the Hindu marriage registration in Chennai ?
After getting marriage certificate, how to verify online?
Shall I take copy of Hindu marriage certificate online?

How to apply for Marriage Certificate in India: Your complete guide

Marriage Certificate: Procedures and steps for application

A marriage certificate is an official statement that two people are married.
In India, Marriages can be registered either under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 or under the Special Marriage Act, 1954.

It is a legal proof you are married and the most vital document of a marriage. In 2006, the Supreme Court made it compulsory to register the marriage for the women protection.
Procedure to apply
• For Marriage Registration under Hindu Act: You can apply at office of the Sub-Divisional Magistrate in whose jurisdiction the husband or wife resides on any working day.
• Fill the Application form duly signed by both husband and wife.
• Verification of all the documents is carried out on the date of application and a day is fixed for the appointment and communicated to the parties for registration.
• On the said day, both parties, alongwith a Gazetted Officer who attended their marriage, need to be present before the ADM. The Certificate is issued on the same day.
Click Here For the registration of marriage under Hindu Marriage Act
Click Here For the registration of marriage under Special Marriage Act
Documents Required
• Completely filled application form signed by both husband and wife
• Proof of Address- Voter ID/ Ration Card/ Passport, Driving License
• Proof of Date of Birth of both husband and wife
• 2 passport sized photographs, 1 marriage photograph
• Separate Marriage Affidavits in prescribed format from Husband & Wife
• Aadhaar Card
• All documents must be self attested.
• Marriage Invitation Card
For Online Registration: Click Here
• Select your district and continue.
• Fill in husband's details and choose "Registration of Marriage Certificate".
• Fill in Marriage Certificate form and choose date of appointment.
• Click "Submit Application"
• You will be allotted a temporary number that will be found printed on the acknowledgement slip and application form is done.
• Take a printout of acknowledgement slip as well.
Appointment
In case of Hindu Marriage Act, you will get an appointment within 15 days of the online registration, but in case of Special Marriage Act, it may take upto 60 days.

Witness
Any person who has attended the wedding of the couple can be a witness and must have a PAN Card and a Proof of Residence.

'Tatkal' Marriage Certificate

In April 2014, the Revenue Department of Delhi government introduced a 'tatkal' service ensuring a single-day authorisation of the marriage under which the registration process will be undertaken on priority.
The service, which became operational on April 22, 2014 enables citizens to register their nuptials and get a certificate issued within 24 hours on payment of Rs. 10,000 as a fee.
Benefits of Marriage Certificate
• If you are applying for a passport or opening a bank account after the wedding, then Marriage Certificate is required.
• Extremely helpful in obtaining visas for both husband and wife.
• As the foreign embassies in India as well as in countries outside India, do not recognize traditional marriages, the Marriage Certificate is mandatory for the couple to travel abroad using a spouse visa.
• Enables a spouse in claiming life insurance return or bank deposits in case of demise of the Insurer or depositor without any nominee.
Fees
• Rs 100/- in case of Hindu Marriage Act
• Rs 150/- in case of Special Marriage Act
Deposit the fees with the cashier of the District and attach the receipt with the application form.
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Online Marriage certificate in Chennai, Tamilnadu 5 months 2 weeks ago #211

Marriage Certificate and Registration
A marriage which has already been solemnised can be registered either under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 or under the Special Marriage Act, 1954. The Hindu Marriage Act is applicable in cases where both husband and wife are Hindus, Buddhists, Jains or Sikhs or where they have converted into any of these religions. Where either of the husband or wife or both are not Hindus, Buddhists, Jains or Sikhs the marriage is registered under the Special Marriage Act, 1954.

Further, marriage can be solemnised between any two persons under the provisions of the Special Marriage Act, 1954.

Registration of Marriages which have already been solemnised.
Solemnisation of Marriage under Special Marriage Act
Degree of Prohibited relationship as per the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955
Degrees of Prohibited relationship as per the Special Marriage Act, 1954
The First Schedule [Degree of Prohibited Relationship]

Registration of Marriages which have already been solemnised.

Q. Where do I have to go and during which hours?

To the office of Sub-Divisional Magistrate in whose jurisdiction any of the husband or wife resides, during 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. on any working day.Click Here to obtain the contact address of the SDM in whose jurisdiction in your colony lies.
Q. Which papers/documents/fees, do I take with me?

Application form duly signed by both husband and wife.
Documentary evidence of date of birth of parties (Matriculation Certificate / Passport / Birth Certificate) Minimum age of both parties is 21 years at the time of registration under the Special Marriage Act.
Ration card of husband or wife whose area SDM has been approached for the certificate.
In case of Special Marriage Act, documentary evidence regarding stay in Delhi of the parties for more than 30 days (ration card or report from the concerned SHO).
Affidavit by both the parties stating place and date of marriage, date of birth, marital status at the time of marriage and nationality.
Two passport size photographs of both the parties and one marriage photograph.
Marriage invitation card, if available.
If marriage was solemnized in a religious place, a certificate from the priest is required who solemnized the marriage.
Rs. 100/- in case of Hindu Marriage Act and Rs.150/- in case of Special Marriage Act to be deposited with the cashier of District and the receipt should be attached with the application form.
Affirmation that the parties are not related to each other within the prohibited degree of relationship as per Hindu Marriage Act or Special Marriage Act as the case may be. For details of such relationships Click here.
Attested copy of divorce decree/order in case of a divorcee and death certificate of spouse in case of widow/widower.
In case one of the parties belong to other than Hindu, Budhist, Jain and Sikh religions, a conversion certificate from the priest who solemnized the marriage(in case of Hindu Marriage Act).
All documents excluding receipt should be attested by a Gazetted Officer.

Q. What will be the criteria used while deciding my case?

A) Hindu Marriage Act

Verification of all the documents is carried out on the date of application and a day is fixed and communicated to the parties for registration. On the said day, both parties, alongwith a Gazetted Officer who attended their marriage, need to be present before the SDM. The Certificate is issued on the same day.
B) Special Marriage Act

Both parties are required to be present after submission of documents for issuance of public notice inviting objections. One copy of notice is pasted on the notice board of the office and copy of the notice is sent by registered post to both parties as per address given by them. Registration is done 30 days after the date of notice after deciding any objection that may have been received during that period by the SDM. Both parties alongwith three witnesses are required to be present on the date of registration.
Q. What are the relevant Forms?

Click here for Application Form for registration of marriage under Hindu Marriage Act.
Click here for Application Form for registration of marriage under Special Marriage Act.
Click here for Identification Certificate a)any person having PAN of income Tax (OR) b) any officer/official of Central or State govt. or UT Administration or PSU/Autonomous bodies whose identity can be established
Click here for Affidavit
Q. When will I get a response?

You should be getting a response normally within 15 days in case of registration of marriage under Hindu Marriage Act and 60 days under Special Marriage Act.



Solemnisation of Marriage under Special Marriage Act

Special Marriage Act, 1954 provides for solemnisation of marriages in accordance with the provisions of the Act. SDMs/ADMs/Deputy Commissioners have been authorised as Marriage Officers for this purpose.
Q. Where do I have to go and during which hours?

To the office of Sub-Divisional Magistrate in whose jurisdiction any of the husband or wife resides, during 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 Noon on any working day. Click Here to obtain the contact address of the SDM in whose jurisdiction in your colony lies.
Q. Which papers/documents/fees, do I take with me?

Application form duly filled and signed by the bride and the groom.
Fee of Rs.15/- is to be deposited with cashier of District and the receipt should be attached with the form.
Documentary evidence of date of birth of both parties (Matriculation Certificate/Passport/Birth Certificate).
Documentary evidence regarding stay in Delhi of one of the parties for more than 30 days (ration card or report from the concerned SHO).
Separate affidavits from bride and groom giving:
Date of birth.
Present marital status: unmarried/widower/ divorcee.
Affirmation that the parties are not related to each other within the degree of prohibited relationship defined in the Special Marriage Act.
Passport size photographs of both parties (2 copies each) duly attested by a Gazetted Officer.
Copy of divorce decree/order in case of a divorcee and death certificate of spouse in case of widow/widower.
Q. What will be the criteria used while deciding my case?

For solemnization of marriage, presence of both parties is required after submission of documents of issuance of notice of intended marriage. A copy of the notice is pasted on the office notice board by the SDM. Any person may within 30 days of issue of notice , file objection to the intended marriages. In such a case, the SDM shall not solemnise the marriage until he has decided the objection, within 30 days of its receipt. If the SDM refuses to solemnise the marriage, any of the parties may file an appeal within 30 days to the District Court. In case no objection is received, the SDM solemnises the marriage after 30 days of the notice. Both parties alongwith 3 witnesses are required to be present on the date of solemnisation of marriage. It is advisable to submit names of witnesses atleast one day in advance.
Q. What are the relevant Forms?

Click here for relevant Form

Q. When will I get a response?

You should be getting a response normally within 60 days.



Degree of Prohibited relationship as per the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955

Section 3 (f):

"Sapinda relationship" with reference to any person extends as far as the third generation (inclusive) in the line of ascent through the mother, and the fifth (inclusive) in the line of ascent through the father, the line being traced upwards in each case from the person concerned, who is to be counted as the first generation;
two persons are said to "sapindas" of each other if one is a lineal ascendant of the other within the limits of sapinda relationship, or if they have a common lineal ascendant who is within the limits of sapinda relationship with reference to each of them;
Section 3 (g):

"degrees of prohibited relationship" – two persons are said to be within the "degrees of prohibited relationship" –
if one is a lineal ascendant of the other; or
if one was the wife or husband of a lineal ascendant or descendant of the other; or
if one was the wife of the brother or the father’s or mother’s brother or of the grandfather’s or grandmother’s brother of the other; or
if the two are brother and sister, uncle and niece, aunt and nephew, or children of brother and sister or of two brothers or of two sisters;
Explanation – For the purposes of clauses 3(f) and 3(g), relationship includes –
relationship by half or uterine blood as well as by full blood;
illegitimate blood relationship as well as legitimate;
relationship by adoption as well as by blood;
and all terms of relationship in those clauses shall be construed accordingly.



Degrees of Prohibited relationship as per the Special Marriage Act, 1954

Section 2 (b):

"Degrees of prohibited relationship" – a man and any of the persons mentioned in Part I of the First Schedule and a woman and any of the persons mentioned in Part II of the said Schedule are within the degrees of prohibited relationship.
Explanation (I) – Relationship includes, --

relationship by half or uterine blood as well as by full blood;
illegitimate blood relationship as well as legitimate;
relationship by adoption as well as by blood;
and all terms of relationship in this Act shall be construed accordingly.
Explanation (II) – "Full blood" and "half blood" – two persons are said to be related to each other by full blood when they are descended from a common ancestor by the same wife and by half blood when they are descended from a common ancestor but by different wives.

Explanation (III) – "Uterine blood" – two persons are said to be related to each other by uterine blood when they are descended from a common ancestress but by different husbands.

Explanation (IV) – In Explanations II and III, "ancestor" includes the father and "ancestress" the mother;




THE FIRST SCHEDULE [ DEGREE OF PROHIBITED RELATIONSHIP]
PART – I

Mother.
Father’s widow (step mother).
Mother’s mother.
Mother’s father’s widow (step grand-mother).
Mother’s mother’s mother.
Mother’s mother’s father’s widow (step great grand-mother).
Mothers’s father’s mother.
Mother’s father’s father’s widow (step great grand-mother).
Father’s mother.
Father’s father’s widow (step grand-mother).
Father’s mother’s mother.
Father’s mother’s father’s widow (step great grand-mother).
Father’s father’s mother.
Father’s father’s father’s widow (step great grand-mother).
Daughter.
Son’s widow.
Daughter’s daughter.
Daughter’s son’s widow.
Son’s daughter.
Son’s son’s widow.
Daughter’s daughter’s daughter.
Daughter’s daughter’s son’s widow.
Daughter’s son’s daughter.
Daughter’s son’s son’s widow.
Son’s daughter’s daughter.
Son’s daughter’s son’s widow.
Son’s son’s daughter.
Son’s son’s son’s widow.
Sister.
Sister’s daughter.
Brother’s daughter.
Mother’s sister.
Father’s sister.
Father’s brother’s daughter.
Father’s sister’s daughter.
Mother’s sister’s daughter.
Mother’s brother’s daughter.
Explanation – For the purposes of this Part, the expression "widow" includes a divorced wife.
PART – II
Father.
Mother’s husband (step-father).
Father’s father.
Father’s mother’s husband (step grand-father).
Father’s father’s father.
Father’s father’s mother’s husband (step great grand-father).
Father’s mother’s father.
Father’s mother’s mother’s husband (step great grand-father).
Mother’s father.
Mother’s mother’s husband (step grand-father).
Mother’s father’s father.
Mother’s father’s mother’s husband (step great grand-father).
Mother’s mother’s father.
Mother’s mother’s mother’s husband (step great grand-father).
Son.
Daughter’s husband.
Son’s son.
Son’s daughter’s husband.
Daughter’s son.
Daughter’s daughter’s husband.
Son’s son’s son.
Son’s son’s daughter’s husband.
Son’s daughter’s son.
Son’s daughter’s daughter’s husband.
Daughter’s son’s son.
Daughter’s son’s daughter’s husband.
Daughter’s daughter’s son.
Daughter’s daughter’s daughter’s husband.
Brother.
Brother’s son.
Sister’s son.
Mother’s brother.
Father’s brother.
Father’s brother’s son.
Father’s sister’s son.
Mother’s sister’s son.
Mother’s brother’s son.

Explanation – For the purposes of this Part, the expression "husband" includes a divorced husband.
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Online Marriage certificate in Chennai, Tamilnadu 4 months 3 weeks ago #279

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In five years of being married, Pramod Arora has never felt particularly motivated to get his marriage officially registered. Twice, the 35-year-old from Gurgaon made inquiries about the registration procedure at the local civil court but could not bring himself to follow through on the “immensely complex and time-consuming” process.

“Filling forms and taking two witnesses to the court on a set date, along with supporting documents like the wedding invitation card and photos – it seems like a never-ending process,” said Arora, a digital marketing professional. The absence of a legally recognised marriage certificate caused some trouble when Arora and his wife had to get their passports renewed and updated with their respective spouse’s names on them. “But we managed to get the work done by attaching an annexure to our forms stating that we are married.”

Since he has faced no other significant problems, Arora is not in a hurry to get his marriage registered. “I believe we will get it done at some point, though,” he said.

Registering one’s marriage with the local court or municipal authority is perhaps more common among Indian couples today than it was a generation ago, but it is still not the norm. Like Arora, most couples solemnise their union through religious rituals, without following it up with the registration that would give them a government-backed marriage certificate.

This may change, however, if the central government accepts the Law Commission’s recent recommendation to make marriage registration mandatory for couples of all communities across the country. In a report submitted to the law ministry on July 4, the commission pushed for compulsory registration of marriage within 30 days of the wedding, proposing a fine of Rs 5 per day for any delays after that.

Mandatory registration, the report reasons, would help prevent child marriage, fraud, bigamy and husbands deserting their wives. It would be particularly helpful for women seeking their rights as wives. The Law Commission also suggested linking marriage registration with Aadhaar, the 12-digit biometric-based unique identity number, to ensure universal traceability.

However, in a country where lakhs of couples choose not to register marriage despite facing a range of problems, the success of compulsory registration would depend on how easy the procedure is.

Mandatory in some states
The demand to make marriage registration mandatory in India is not new. In 2005, for instance, the National Commission for Women drafted a Compulsory Registration of Marriages Bill that was not taken up further. In 2006, the Supreme Court recommended mandatory marriage registration for people of all religions. In 2013, the Rajya Sabha passed a proposed amendment to the Registration of Births and Deaths Act to include compulsory registration of marriage, but it was not taken up by the Lok Sabha before its term expired in 2014.

Some states, however, have already passed laws to make marriage registration mandatory. Himachal Pradesh became the first state to introduce such a law in 2004. In 2006 and 2008, Bihar and Kerala, respectively, followed suit. Rajasthan introduced such a law in 2009 but it does not apply to marriages solemnised under Christian and Parsi personal laws.

Last month, Uttar Pradesh announced its plan to make marriage registration mandatory. The state had already introduced an Aadhaar-based online registration process last year: couples have to provide their Aadhaar and mobile numbers to register and get downloadable marriage certificates from a government website. State officials claim over 87,000 people have obtained their marriage certificates through this new system.

Culture governed by rituals
Across India, however, most marriages still go unregistered. “In general, we are not a country that values marriage certificates because our culture is heavily governed by rituals,” said Vandana Shah, a divorce lawyer from Mumbai who believes the trend of registering marriages has risen in recent years as more couples seek passports and visas to migrate abroad. “Even the Hindu Marriage Act recognises customary or ritualistic marriages as legitimate.”

But when customary marriages are not registered with a state body, it becomes tougher for couples – wives in particular – to prove their marital status when applying for identity cards, loans, joint bank accounts, even divorce.

Shah cites the example of a client who had trouble getting divorce from her second husband because their marriage was not registered. Although it was irrelevant to the case, court officials made her file multiple affidavits to prove she had been widowed before marrying the second time. “It was black humour,” Shah said. “She had to prove that she was seeking a divorce because she was married to the man. As a woman, your life becomes so much easier to justify if you have a marriage certificate.”

‘No need to register’
Many couples who have not yet registered their marriage have found ways to circumvent such bureaucracy, though.

In Mumbai, writer Anurag Bakshi realised that marriages had to be registered when his wife tried to get her passport. But instead of choosing the “tedious” process of registering their marriage, Bakshi’s wife followed her passport agent’s advice and got her surname officially changed through a notarised affidavit and a notification in the government gazette. After that, the couple managed to buy a flat under her marital name and get her passport made. They are not planning to get their marriage registered anymore. “Now both our passports show us as husband and wife, so we don’t feel the need to register,” said Bakshi, who has been married 10 years.

Rafat Khan, a healthcare professional, is eager to see a law that makes marriage registration compulsory. Without a marriage certificate, Khan has faced problems getting his wife’s name on the family’s ration card and her address changed on her voter identity and Aadhaar cards. “Our nikhanama [Muslim marriage contract] is not accepted as proof of marriage,” said Khan, who lives in Mumbai and has been married for a decade.

Tazeen Syed, a marketing executive in Mumbai, however, has been successfully using her nikahnama as proof of marriage for official paperwork in the year and a half since her wedding. “When we rented our house, our nikahnama was accepted,” she said. “Nikahnama is legally accepted in India so I have used it whenever needed.”

Simplify the process
This lack of consistency among government officials – some demanding registered marriages and others accepting ritualistic ones – has contributed to the confusion among many couples over whether they should bother registering their marriage.

Freelance journalist Nidhi Jamwal, who has not faced any major problems without a marriage certificate, has no desire to get a “piece of paper from the government” to prove that she has been married since 2004. “I don’t intend getting our marriage registered till it is forced down our throats like Aadhaar, which I don’t have,” Jamwal said.

Couples who do not have such strong views against registration said they would go for it if the process was made simpler. Syed, for instance, does plan to get her marriage registered but has ideas about how the procedure could be made less wearisome. “I find the whole process very taxing,” she said. “Taking a date from the court, going there, getting a witness again. If I have a nikahnama, the procedure should be as simple as uploading it and getting registered online.”

In Gurgaon, Arora wants marriage registration made compulsory, but only after the process is simplified. “Look at the passport office,” he said, offering an example. “It is great that it has transitioned from completely offline to online form filling, and a seamless computerised procedure.”
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