Allahabad High Court has declared the marriage certificate received from Arya Samaj Mandir illegal. The court said that marriage is not proved only by the certificate of Arya Samaj. Earlier, the Supreme Court has also commented on this. After this remark of the court, questions are now being raised on the marriages and their legality from Arya Samaj.
In such a situation, today we will tell you about the marriages of Arya Samaj. How marriages take place in Arya Samaj and what is the meaning of its certificate? If you have married Arya Samaj, then what should you do after this court order?
First know why the Allahabad High Court made this comment?
The Allahabad High Court on Monday said that the marriage certificate is not proved by mere issue of marriage certificate by Arya Samaj Mandir. The petitioner had alleged that his wife was illegally held captive by her parents. To prove his point, a certificate issued by the Arya Samaj Mandir of Ghaziabad and some photographs were also presented on behalf of the petitioner.
To this the Court said that the Court has been flooded with certificates issued by various Arya Samaj Samitis, which have been seriously questioned during various proceedings before this Court as well as the High Courts. The said institution has misused its faith in arranging the marriage without considering the genuineness of the documents. Since, the marriage has not been registered, it cannot be presumed that the parties have got married merely on the basis of a certificate issued by Arya Samaj. Along with this, the court also dismissed this petition.
What is Arya Samaj?
Arya Samaj was founded by Swami Dayanand Saraswati in the year 1857. This organization opposes the evils of Hinduism. In which caste discrimination and other evils are included. In this society it has been said to give equal rights to all.
How are marriages done in Arya Samaj?
In Arya Samaj, marriages take place according to Hindu customs. Here also seven rounds of fire are offered. After this a marriage certificate is issued. There is talk of recognition of marriages from Arya Samaj under Arya Samaj Marriage Validation 1937 and Hindu Marriage Act 1955. In this, the age of the groom should be more than 21 years and the age of the bride should be more than 18 years. In this, people of two different religions can also get married.
Here also some procedure has been fixed for marriage. According to this, the couple getting married will have to register first. Both the parties have to give an affidavit. After this, after seeing the documents of both of them, their marriage is done in the Arya Samaj temple. If there is a couple of the same religion, then their marriage is considered under the Hindu Act, while the couple belongs to different religions, then there is a matter of recognition under the Arya Samaj Marriage Validation Act. However, this certificate does not mean that the marriage has got legal rights and recognition. Legally, marriage is considered valid only when the marriage is registered in the SDM court.
What to do after marriage in Arya Samaj?
If you have married in Arya Samaj and on the basis of the certificate of that you talk about the legal recognition of your marriage, then it is wrong. You may get into trouble later on. Supreme Court advocate Chandra Prakash Pandey says that after getting married in Arya Samaj, you should get it registered under the Hindu Marriage Act. After the marriage is registered with the SDM, legally your marriage will get rights.