Essay On Caste Marriage

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The inter caste marriage is a perfectly valid marriage and its validity cannot be challenged under the Hindu Marriage Act. This was also held in the Lata Singh vs State of Uttar Pardesh that this kind of marriage are perfectly valid marriage under the Hindu Marriage Act. The court in the present case stated that “This is a free and democratic country, and once a person becomes a major he or she can marry whosoever he/she likes. If the parents of the boy or girl do not approve of such inter-caste marriage the maximum they can do is that they can cut off social relations with the son or daughter, but they cannot give threats or commit or instigate acts of violence and cannot harass the person who undergoes such inter caste marriage”. The concept of caste system in marriage is an age old institution where in the ancient texts it is very evident that the Hindu…show more content…
The Hindu Marriage Act gives utmost importance to ceremonies and customs of all the sects and castes prevalent amongst the Hindus. Essential ceremonies, shastric or customary, whichever are prevalent on the side of the bride or bridegroom, must be performed in order to validate the marriage between the parties. They are not allowed to innovate new ceremonies as a marriage performed with the innovated ceremonies and rites is held invalid by the Hindu Marriage Act. The Act also promotes and allows inter-caste marriages. Section 3 and Section 5 provides for the essential requirements for the same. But marriage solemnised between a Hindu and a non Hindu is not permissible under Hindu Marriage Act and such a marriage if performed in India, will be invalid. Such marriage is order to be held valid in India, must be solemnised under the Special Marriage Act,

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