The process of registration of marriage for muslims is not too cumbersome. Also it may be noted that registration of marriage in muslims is not mandatory.
The process of registration of marriage is rather simple one and ii takes hardly few minutes to get a marriage registered. The editorial team gives the approval for marriage within hours of marriage registration. The only criteria for marriage registration of muslims is that the persons applying for registration of marriage should be above 18 years of age and they should be married to each other.
In Muslim community registration of marriage/divorce is primarily for the purposes of statistics, no doubt, in case of marriage dispute or divorce it is note considered to be the final proof and can be rejected if there is any other solid evidence . Therefore, registration of Muslim Marriages/Divorce cannot be over emphasized and over-hyped but at the same time, it cannot be oversimplified or underplayed for it is very essential for the civilized society like India.
The decision to make registration of marriage mandatory has been opposed by the muslim bodies. Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) is set for a showdown with the Centre. The general body meeting of the apex Muslim body, to be held soon, is expected to be stormy with the clergy ready to tear into the “insidious designs to infringe the Shariat rules”.
AIMPLB member Zafaryab Jilani said the board had made its reservations on the issue clear three years ago when the proposal was first floated. A committee headed by Maulana Ibrahim Rasool Ilyasi had conducted a survey of all states and presented a report to then law minister Veerappa Moily.
Mr. Jilani claimed, stated that while registration of marriage for certain official dealings was acceptable, holding it up as a prime condition, the violation of which could nullify a marriage, would be deemed a gross violation of Muslim personal law. Jilani is now the additional advocate general of UP.
A checklist of documents required for registration of marriage in Delhi is different in every zone. Although, Delhi govt. published a checklist on its website, but the same is not much useful for the applicant as different criteria and documents are fixed by every Additional District Magistrate and marriage registration form is also different in every office. This is very surprising but a reality.
Given below are the documents required for registration of marriage in Delhi.
1. Age Proof (High School Certificate/ Pan Card / Passport Copy).
2. Property Paper / Booking Receipt Place of Marriage.
3. Three-3 Pass port Size Photo. Both Husband & Wife
4. Album Photo.
5. Marriage Card.
6. Two Witnesses with Three-3 Pass port Size Photo.
7. Gazette officer Certificate.
8. Both Husband & Wife Must be present during the registration process.