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MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE
New Delhi, 8 June, 2012lJyaistha 18, 1934 (Saka)
The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the
7th June, 2012, and is hereby published for general information:-
THE ANAND MARRIAGE (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2012
No. 29 OF 2012
An Act further to amend the Anand Marriage Act, 1909.
[7th June, 20121
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Slxty-third Year of the Republic of India as follows:-
1. (I) This Act may be called the hand Marriage (Amendment) Act, 2012. Short title and
(2) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification ment.
in the Official Gazette, appoint.
7 of 1909. 2. In section 2 of the hand Marriage Act, 1909 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Amendment
Act), after the words “the Sikh Marriage ceremony called hand”, the words “(commonly 2.
known as Anand Karaj)” shall be inserted.
3. After section 5 ofthe principal Act, the following section shall be inserted, namely:- Insertion of
new section 6.
“6. (1) For the purposes of facilitation of proof of marriage ceremony (commonly Registration of
known as hand Karaj) customary among the Sikhs, the State Government shall, without mmiages.
25 of 1955. prejudice to anything contained in the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 or any other law for
the time being in force, make rules providing that the parties to any such marriage
rwhether solemnized before or after the c.ornmencement of the Anand Marriage 2 THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY [PART 11- SEC. 11
(Amendment) Act, 20121, may have the particulars relating to their marriage entered,
in such manner and subject to such conditions as may be provided in the said rules, in
a Marriage Register kept by such officer ofthe State Government or of a local authority
authorised by the State Government, by notification in the Official Gazette, in this
(2) The Marriage Register shall, at all reasonable times, be open for inspection,
and shall be admissible as evidence of the statements contained therein and certified
extracts therefrom shall, on an application, be given by the Registrar to the parties to
the marriage on payment of such fees as may be provided in the rules.
(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in this section, the validity of any Anand
Marriage solemnized shall in no way be affected by the omission to make an entry in
the Marriage Register.
(4) Every rule made by the State Government under this section shall be laid
before the State Legislature, as soon as may be, after they are made.
(5) The parties to the marriage, whose marriage has been registered under this
Act, shall not be required to get their marriage registered under any other law for the
time being in force (including State Act).”.
V. K. BHASIN,
Secretary to the Govt. of India.
PIUNTED BY DIRECTORATE OF PRINTING AT GOVERNMENT QF INDIA PRESS. MR\ITO ROAD, NEW DELHI AND
PUBLISHED BY THE CONTROLLER OF PUBLICATIONS, DELHI, 2012.