In a laudable judgment, the Allahabad High Court said that it is not mandatory to publish a notice for inter-faith marriages. When it is not needed for marriages under personal laws, why should it be for secular laws?
The Court has framed guidelines for maintenance and it includes payment, criteria for determining the quantum and date from when it has to be awarded. It also covers overlapping jurisdiction on the issue.
In a far-reaching judgment, the Allahabad High Court has said that cases of religious conversion are irrelevant if both parties are adults and in a consenting relationship. This cannot be infringed upon by the State.
The Supreme Court has agreed to examine whether certain provisions of the Special Marriage Act of 1954, which allows personal records to be made available to the public for scrutiny 30 days prior to the intended marriage, violate the right to privacy of the parties.
A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court of India challenging the certain provisions of the Special Marriage Act on the ground it violates fundamental rights of citizens under Article 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution of India.