Weddings in party offices invalid: HC
Kochi: Kerala high court has held as invalid marriages conducted at the offices of CPM and other political parties. The ruling in this regard was passed on Monday by a division bench comprising justices Antony Dominic and Anil K Narendran on apetition filed by the father of a young woman seeking custody of his daughter, who went missing on February 10.
The police produced the woman and informed the court that she had got married on February 19 at the CPM local committee office at Nedumudi in Kuttanad. The bench then held that the marriage was not legally valid as it should either be solemnized before a marriage officer appointed under statutory provisions or as per religious rites. AGENCIES
Source::: The Times of India, 26-02-2014, p.9, http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Archive&Source=Page&Skin=TOINEW&BaseHref=TOIM/2014/02/26&PageLabel=9&EntityId=Ar00905&ViewMode=HTML