The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal filed by the State of Haryana challenging the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s order of granting marriage certificate under provisions of Special Marriage Act through VC (video conferencing) due to the wife’s inability to travel to India on account of travel restrictions.
The bench orally observed “Special Marriage Act, 1954 was enacted in 1954 whereas the technology of Computer and Internet was introduced in later years. Therefore, the law has to march along with technology”.
The provisions of Special Marriage Act, 1954 allow interfaith marriages without religious conversion of either party. A couple having different religious beliefs can marry each other without religious conversion and this marriage will be completely valid.
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