Supreme Court decision: Marriage in Arya Samaj temples is not legal. Giving this important decision, the Supreme Court refused to give legal status to the marriage certificate issued by Arya Samaj. A bench of Justice Ajay Rastogi and Justice BV Nagratna said that the function of Arya Samaj is not to issue marriage certificate, it is done by the competent authority. Therefore, the court directed to produce the original marriage certificate.
What was the matter
In the case of love marriage, the girl’s family has registered a case of abduction and rape, declaring the girl a minor. At the same time, the accused youth said that the girl is an adult and he has decided to get married of his own free will. Presenting the marriage certificate issued by the Central Bharatiya Arya Pratindhi Sabha in the court, the youth said that he would get married in Arya Samaj Mandir. But the Supreme Court refused to accept it.
This issue has been raised before.
In this case, the Supreme Court had in April agreed to hear a petition challenging the order of the Madhya Pradesh High Court in which the Special Marriage Act, 1954 (“SMA”) was adopted by the Bharatiya Arya Pratinidhi in the Arya Samaj organization. Sabha was issued) was challenged. During the marriage ceremony) was instructed to follow. In issuing the notices, Justices KM Joseph and Harishi Kesh Roy stayed the proceedings of the High Court order, which included the provisions of Sections 5, 6, 7 and 8 of the SMA in its guidelines to the House. One month was given while doing so. Amendments Recently, the Allahabad High Court had also ordered an inquiry into the certificate issued by a ‘Pardhan’ of the Arya Samaj temple.