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Counsel appearing for the couple urged the court to not grant any adjournment on the next date of hearing. (File photo: PTI)

Counsel showing for the couple urged the court docket to not grant any adjournment on the following date of listening to. (File picture: PTI)

Delhi authorities counsel informed the court docket that neither the principles involved nor the software program used for the registration of marriage permitted events to not seem bodily.

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  • Last Updated:August 25, 2021, 17:50 IST
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The Delhi Government Wednesday informed the Delhi High court docket that the bodily presence of a pair searching for registration of marriage was obligatory earlier than the involved authority and the method can’t be undertaken by means of video conferencing. Delhi authorities counsel informed the court docket that neither the principles involved nor the software program used for the registration of marriage permitted events to not seem bodily. The counsel defined that the method of marriage registration included {a photograph} of the couple being taken on the SDM workplace. Justice Rekha Palli, who was listening to a plea by a pair searching for registration of their marriage by means of video conferencing, nonetheless remarked that the method to the undertaken solely pertained to the registration of a wedding that has already occurred. You are solely registering one thing. They will not be marrying in your presence.

Software doesn’t allow (digital presence) is your drawback, remarked the choose. Since the Delhi authorities was but to file its affidavit within the matter, the court docket granted three days’ time to it to take action. Counsel showing for the couple urged the court docket to not grant any adjournment on the following date of listening to. I’m saying that is ultimate alternative (to file counter affidavit), the choose stated. Counsel for the couple submitted that every one related paperwork have already been filed and the witnesses have been able to bodily seem earlier than the official involved. She additionally claimed that registration by means of video conferencing mode was being carried out by sure officers within the metropolis. In the current case, the couple claimed that they’ve been married in 2012 and have been at present residing in USA.

The couple sought instructions to the Delhi authorities to simply accept their on-line utility for registration of marriage beneath the Delhi (Compulsory Registration of Marriage) Order, 2014 and allow them to look earlier than the involved authority for functions of registration of their marriage by means of video conferencing. The court docket had first sought a response from the Delhi authorities on July 16. The matter can be heard subsequent on September 6.

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