ANAND MARRIAGE ACT, 1909

ANAND MARRIAGE ACT, 1909.

S.1.Short title and extent: The Act may be called Anand Marriage Act, 1909.

S. 2.  Validity of Anand Marriages: All marriages which may be or which may have been solemnized according to the Sikh Ceremony called ‘Anand’ shall be and shall be deemed to have  been  with effect from the date of solemnization to each respectively,  good and valid in law.

S.3. Exemption of certain marriages from the Act: Nothing in this Act shall apply to (a) any marriage between persons not professing  the Sikh religion or (b) any marriage which has been judicially declared null and void.

S.4. Saving of marriages performed according to other ceremony: Nothing in this Act shall affect the validity of any marriage duly solemnized according to any other marriage ceremony customary amongst the Sikhs.

S.5. Non validation of marriages: Nothing in this Act shall be deemed to validate any marriage between persons who are related to each other in any degree of consanguinity or affinity which would, according to the customary law of the Sikhs, renders the marriage between them illegal.

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