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Church leader files writ petition

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 Nov 2016 12:00 AM GMT

A CORRESPONDENT

Shillong, Nov 9: A church leader in the state has filed a writ petition in the Meghalaya High Court challenging the validity of the Meghalaya Compulsory Registration of Marriage Act, 2012 and its Rules which were approved in 2015. The writ petition was filed by Rev. Senborly Diengngan. During the hearing on Wednesday, the counsel for the petitioner has placed on record today, a list of books as also a Comparative Table of the ectment in question i.e., the Meghalaya Compulsory Registration of Marriage Act, 2012 and the provisions of the Indian Christian Marriage Act, 1872. A copy has been supplied to the learned Government Advocate, NG Shylla. The Government Advocate submitted that the Additiol Advocate General shall be addressing the Court in this matter and prays for some time. Meanwhile, the High Court has listed the matter on November 24. It may be mentioned that on Tuesday, the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) said it will ask the Law department of the council to study the Meghalaya Compulsory Registration of Marriage Act, 2012 and its rules approved in 2015 and the United Khasi-Jaintia Hills District (Christian Marriage) Act, 1954.

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