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Section 4- The Special Marriage Act, 1954

The Special Marriage Act, 1954


4. Conditions relating to solemnization of special marriages. –


Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force relating to the solemnization of marriages, a marriage between any two persons may be solemnized under this Act, if at the time of the marriage the following conditions are fulfilled, namely:-


(a) neither party has a spouse living;


(b) neither party is an idiot or a lunatic;


(c) the male has completed the age of twenty-one years and the female the age of eighteen years;


(d) the parties are not within the degrees of prohibited relationship; and


(e) where the marriage is solemnized outside the territories to which this Act extends, both parties are citizens of India domiciled in the said territories.



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