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Section 35- The Indian Evidence Act, 1872

The Indian Evidence Act,1872

35. Relevancy of entry in public [record or an electronic record] made in performance of duty –

An entry in any public or other official book, register or 1[record or an electronic record], stating a fact in issue or relevant fact, and made by a public servant in the discharge of his official duty, or by any other person in performance of a duty specially enjoined by the law of the country in which such book, register, or 1[record or an electronic record] is kept, is itself a relevant fact.


Relevancy of Baptism certificate

It has been held regarding proof about legitimacy of child that the Birth Certificate proceeding on the basis of Baptism Certificate, containing fact that Baptism record was read and checked before the god parents and signed by person along with god parents, such certificate is valid. Thus, Birth Certificate proceeding on basis of Baptism Certificate, legally recognised legitimacy; Luis Caetano Viegan v. Esterline Mariana R.M.A. Daevidenceact.htm

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