Wednesday, February 15, 2006
India's Supreme Court has given the federal and state governments in that country three months to enact legislation making it compulsory to register all marriages. Under the proposed changes, proof of a traditional religious marriage ceremony would not be sufficient. Proponents of registration say it will curb crimes such as bigamy and marriage without consent. Opponents charge that the state is interfering and the law is unnecessary. Source: Ayanjit Sen, BBC News, Delhi, bbc.com. For the complete story, please click here (last visited February 15, 2006, reo).