THE ANAND MARRIAGE ACT, 1909
Year : 1909
Act : An Act to remove
doubts as to the validity of the marriage ceremony common among the Sikhs called
Whereas it is expedient to remove any doubts as to the validity of
the marriage ceremony common among the Sikhs called Anand;
It is hereby
enacted as follows:
1. Short title and extent. " (1) This Act may be
called `The Anand Marriage Act, 1909$; and
(2) It extends to the whole of
India  [except the State of Jammu and Kashmir].
2. Validity of Anand
Marriage. " All marriages which may be or may have been duly solemnized
according to the Sikh Marriage ceremony called Anand shall be and shall be
deemed to have been with effect from the date of the solemnization of each
respectively, good and valid in law.
3. Exemption of certain marriages
from Act. " Nothing in this Act shall apply to "
(a) any marriage
between persons not professing the Sikh religion, or
(b) any marriage
which has been judicially declared to be null and void.
4. Saving of
marriages solemnized according to other ceremonies. " Nothing in this Act shall
affect the validity of any marriage duly solemnized according to any other
marriage ceremony customary among the Sikhs.
5. Non-validation of
marriages within prohibited degrees. " Nothing in this Act shall be deemed to
validate any marriage between persons who are related to each other in any
degree of consanguinity or affinity which would, according to the customary law
of the Sikhs, render a marriage between them illegal.
 Substituted by
Miscellaneous Personal Laws (Extension) Act 1959
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