The process of Marriage in India has to be standardized and controlled from a Central Registry maintained by National Informatics Centre, Delhi.
It is important for all marriages in India to be registered in a Civil Marriage Process, irrespective of religious affiliations. This Civil Marriage Process should not be confused with Uniform Civil Code, and should incorporate processes as are current.
It is important for Divorces to be done relatively faster, when the marriage is irretrievably damaged and counselling processes have failed.
It is important for religious priests to be able to verify the marital status of individuals, before allowing marriages.
Persons who are entering sham second marriages (under another personal law or in isolated religious places) while the first marriage subsists, should be punishable by imprisonment upto 5 years. This should be irrespective of gender, and the complaint of ‘bigamy’ should be allowed by society in general.
People entering sham marriages with false declarations should be punishable by imprisonment.
Unless the marriage process is standardized, the web of deception, beguiling, and criminal conspiracy will be continued by unscrupulous elements not respecting Families and Relationships.
The marriage process in Singapore (Registry of Marriage) gives us a good guide of planning the standardization of the Marriage process in India.
View the URL and selected extracts below for ‘Marriage process at a glance (Singapore)’:
Important Note: A person with a previous marriage is free to marry again only after his/her marriage has been dissolved by death or by a Court of competent jurisdiction.
An applicant who gives false declaration shall be liable on conviction to a fine or imprisonment up to 3 years or both.
2. Time factor
3. Solemnisation Date, Time, Venue
4. Witnesses for Solemnisation
5. Licensed Solemnisers
6. Language Interpreters/Embassies
7. Other information
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Man accused of abducting woman, bail plea rejected
NEW DELHI: A sessions court on Saturday said anyone breaching the sanctity of marriage and ruining lives of those involved in the relationship must be dealt with severely. The observation was made while dismissing the bail plea of a man, who allegedly helped his brother to beguile a married woman into an unlawful marriage.
Rejecting anticipatory bail to the accused, ASJ Kamini Lau said, “The conduct of accused Pawan Kumar Pandey is reprehensible and allegations involved are serious as they adversely affect the moral of the society.”
As per evidence, Pandey had aided his elder brother in abducting a married woman the complainant and illegally marrying her in May 2007. Pandey, after his brother allegedly took the woman away to a place in Himachal Pradesh, had gone to her parents and made them believe that she had died.
Taken in by Pandey’s statement, the parents of the abducted woman married their second daughter with her first husband. Meanwhile, Pandey’s brother forced the abducted woman to marry him in a temple and had a physical relationship even though she resisted saying she was already married.
According to the FIR, Pandey’s brother not only forced her to abort twice but also fled after taking away all her valuables.
The woman then came back to Delhi and approached a magistrate seekingregistration of an FIR against Pandey and his brother under the charges of abduction, rape and criminal conspiracy. As the magistrate ordered lodging of an FIR, Pandey moved for anticipatory bail.
Dismissing his application on Friday, Lau observed that while the act of the main accused was neither legally nor morally acceptable, Pandey colluded with him.