The Law Commission of India on Tuesday suggested compulsory registration of marriage within 30 days of the wedding with no exemption to any religious community including Muslims.
The Commission has decided to punish the defaulters with a fine of Rs 5 per day for delay without valid reason.
As soon as the law comes into action, the couples who will fail to register their marriage on time will be devoid of facilities that require marriage certificate.
“However, the penalty so imposed should be made with respect to specific date subject to a maximum of rupees one hundred keeping in view the prevailing conditions in our country,” the Commission added.
According to experts, compulsory registration of marriages will solve many social and legal problems in the country .
It will be helpful in preventing child marriage and would ensure that the minimum age of marriage is complied with.
The registrar responsible for the registration of births and deaths will also be responsible for marriage registrations.