HC: Notice under Special Marriage Act optional

Relief for inter-faith couples in UP

HC: Notice under Special Marriage Act optional

In a judgment that is likely to bring relief to inter-faith couples, the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday declared as optional the mandatory publication of notice of intended marriages under the Special Marriage Act, saying it violated the right to privacy. Photo for representation only.

Lucknow, January 13

In a judgment that is likely to bring relief to inter-faith couples, the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday declared as optional the mandatory publication of notice of intended marriages under the Special Marriage Act, saying it violated the right to privacy.

Making such publication mandatory would invade the fundamental rights of liberty and privacy, the HC’s Lucknow Bench said. — PTI 

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