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Hi All,

I have been married since 25th April' 2010. We got married in a Temple in Mumbai. I have pictures and videos of my marriage. My wife is muslim and I'm hindu. Its a love marriage. And we have 2 sons now. 

I'm willing to register my marriage but not sure about the docs required plus my wife has got very limited documents like only 12th grade marksheet and a photocopy of her birth certficate. 

Please suggest
Asked 3 years ago in Family Law from Mumbai, Maharashtra
Religion: Hindu
your marriage is not legal .in order to be married under Hindu Marriage act both parties need to be Hindus . in the present case you are Hindu and wife Muslim . did your wife convert to Hinduism before marriage ? if at all you wanted to marry and retain your religion you should have married under Special Marriage Act
Ajay Sethi
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Hi, you have to registered your marriage as provisions of Special Marriage Act, pls contact local advocate they will help you.
Pradeep Bharathipura
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The marriage cannot be registered as it is illegal. Marriage can be performed according to the hindu rites if and only if both the bride and bridegroom are hindus. Since your are a hindu and your wife is a muslim the marriage could not have been solemnized according to the hindu rites and rituals. It does not seem from your statement of facts that your wife converted to hinduism. You should go for court marriage and then register it. This will allow you to marry and retain your respective religions.
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Under Special Marriage Act, any person irrespective of their religion can get married. in your case, I would suggest, that contact a local advocate and get your marriage registered under Special Marriage Act. The marriage performed under the Special Marriage Act, 1954 is a civil contract and accordingly, there need be no rites or ceremonial requirements.
Shaveta Chaudhary (Sanghi)
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what Mr Davesar meant was get married under Special Marriage Act .
Ajay Sethi
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Rightly explained by Mr.Sethi. 

Marry under Special Marriage Act as your marriage is not legal.
Ashish Davessar
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