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Current affairs - January 17th, 2022 from The Hindu.




 Current affairs - UPSC from The Hindu


 Current affairs - UPSC from The Hindu




UPSC Mains General Studies Paper 2 -Social justice

The Special Marriage Act (SMA) of 1954, which governs interfaith weddings in the country, was challenged in the Supreme Court, with the Union government still to respond. Section 5 of the SMA requires a person marrying under this law to provide a notice of intended marriage, which must be posted in a conspicuous location at the marriage officer's office. Section 7(1) gives any individual 30 days after publication of the notice to object to the marriage, failing which the marriage may be solemnized under Section 7. (2). Although the law does not require a notification to be provided to the families, there are frequently situations in which marriage officers and state governments go above and beyond the letter of the law to annul these marriag