ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Anatomy of the Special Marriage Act

In principle the Special Marriage Act recognises the independence of individuals and is intended to enable their liberation from the traditional, coercive collectivities in the matter of marriage. But the conditionalities attached and procedure prescribed for special marriages provide enough time and scope for family, caste and community to harass those who wish to take recourse to the act.

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