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Marriage System of India
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Like numerous other societal problems of India

its marriage institution also suffers on account of unenforceable or unenforced laws. India is well known among all democracies to have the most farword looking laws but they all suffer from the same affliction: inability of the government to make laws which are enforceable.



A proposal ought to be considered which enforces a civil law applicable to marriages of all Indians no matter what color, caste or creed they are from. Existence of special marital laws for hindus or sikhs may continue but a new marital system ought to be developed which not only helps people but ends all kinds of problems such as child marriage, dowry system, polygamous marriages, family violence, child abuse, and control of family size.

Even the recent controversy of Khaps which object to marriage within a village and or within a goter may end.



Any two consenting adults (even of the same sex) may marry but only when they obtain a licence to get married from the marriage bureau. This bureau would have an office in every district and it would issue the licence to those couples who are of marriageable age after obtaining their blood samples. Although the couple would be free to marry (within six months) either from a pandit, a sikh priest, a Christian priest or a maulvi, or civil marriage, but they shall under go counselling in personal sexual relations, family planning, sexual diseases, responsibilities of children etc. for three days arranged at the marriage bureau. The officials of various religions shall be duly licensed and required to issue a marriage report (a copy of it would be sent to the Marriage bureau) to the couple after conducting the marriage ceremony.



Within 30 days after the marriage has been solemnized the married couple would, after providing a statement of the gifts exchanged and costs incurred, obtain the Marriage Certificate from the Marriage bureau.



It would be advisable that Marriage Bureau is in a separate building containing not only a registrar of marriages but suitable premises for a civil marriage and a wedding party as part of it. This office could also include: marriage counselling, marriage tribunal dealing with separation and break ups of marriage, certification of

Births & deaths.



The writer is not a lawyer, or a specialist. He is a concerned citizen reacting to India’s problems and suggesting a new approach.
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Marriage System of India - by narindar - 01-04-2011, 07:59 AM
Marriage System of India - by Guest - 01-04-2011, 11:38 PM
Marriage System of India - by Bharatvarsh2 - 01-05-2011, 08:55 AM
Marriage System of India - by Bharatvarsh2 - 01-05-2011, 01:10 PM
Marriage System of India - by Guest - 01-05-2011, 01:42 PM
Marriage System of India - by Husky - 01-05-2011, 08:40 PM
Marriage System of India - by Guest - 01-05-2011, 11:43 PM
Marriage System of India - by Bodhi - 01-06-2011, 09:17 AM
Marriage System of India - by narindar - 03-26-2011, 03:55 PM
Marriage System of India - by narindar - 03-26-2011, 03:55 PM
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