The Allahabad HC stated that the wedding should also be registered and that certificates issued by Arya Samaj societies alone do not demonstrate the legitimacy of a marriage.
Pryagraj: The Allahabad High Court stated that the wedding should also be registered and that certificates issued by Arya Samaj societies alone do not demonstrate the legitimacy of a marriage.
“The marriage certificates issued by various Arya Samaj Societies have been significantly questioned during different proceedings before this court as well as by other high courts.” It was stated by Justice Saurabh Shyam Shamshery in a response to a habeas corpus petition.
The court further added, “The said institution has misused their principles in organising marriages without even examining the authenticity of documents.”
In the current instance, a petition for habeas corpus was submitted by a person named Bhola Singh who claimed that corpus (petitioner number 2) was the wife of the petitioner, and in order to prove that they were legally married, counsel for the petitioners had placed reliance upon a certificate issued by Arya Samaj Mandir, Ghaziabad.
“Without the registration of marriage, therefore, only on the basis of said certificate, it cannot be decided that the parties have married,” the court observed.
The corpus is a major in this case and an FIR has been lodged against the petitioner by the father of petitioner No. 2 corpus and an investigation is undergoing. Therefore, there is no case of illegal detention, “the court observed and dismissed the petition on August 31.”