Kerala HC Will Consider Whether Online Marriages Can Be Done

Kerala High Court (HC) will consider whether online marriages can be done.

A larger bench of the Kerala High Court (HC) will consider the possibility of conducting a marriage online through video conference under the Special Marriage Act (SMA).

After hearing the arguments, a single bench of Justice PB Suresh Kumar referred it to a larger bench for consideration. This order has come on the arguments of several petitioners.

It has been argued that the presence of the bride and groom is not necessary for a marriage under the law.

On the other hand, the state government is not in favor of conducting marriages online under this law.

It has been argued that the marriage is mandatory to take place before the marriage registration under the SMA.

Therefore, the presence of both the parties and the witnesses is necessary before the marriage officer.

Further, the State Government has argued that at least one of the parties should be residents of the area within the territorial limits of the Marriage Officer for a minimum period of 30 days before the notice of marriage is issued.

Therefore, two persons living abroad cannot get married online.

Union minister targeted the Vijayan government, said – the situation in Kerala is worrying due to the increasing cases of the corona.

The BJP on Wednesday targeted the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government of the state over the increasing cases of Covid-19 in Kerala.

He alleged that the Left government of the state was trying to hide the cases through propaganda instead of mitigating the crisis.

Union Minister targeted the Chief Minister, said – the situation of Kovid-19 in Kerala is worrying

Attacking Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, BJP leader and Union Minister V. Muraleedharan tweeted.

“The situation of Covid-19 in Kerala is extremely worrying and CM Vijayan has failed to protect the people of the state.

On Tuesday, 24,296 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Kerala and 173 people have lost their lives.

BJP said- Kerala is in the grip of the corona epidemic.

BJP spokesperson Tom Vadakkan said that Kerala is completely in the grip of the corona epidemic and the state government is trying to hide the cases.

Kerala government failed, people of the state were upset.

BJP IT cell chief and party’s co-state in-charge Amit Malviya said that the people of Kerala are upset because the state government is unable to handle the situation.

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