The Kerala Registration of Marriages (Common) Rules, 2008

G. O. (P) No. 1/2008/Law. Dated, Thiruvananthapuram, 29th February, 2008.

WHEREAS, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, in its judgment dated 14-2-2006, in Seema Vs. Ashwinikumar [2006 (1) KLT 791 SC], has directed all State Governments to issue Rules for making registration of marriages solemnized in the respective States compulsory irrespective of the religion after calling objection and suggestion;

AND WHEREAS, the Government of Kerala, in response to the Draft Kerala Registration of Marriages (Common) Rules, 2006 published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 1835 dated 16-11-2006, have received various objections and suggestions from the general public, religious denominations, Department Heads etc.;

NOW, THEREFORE, the Government of Kerala, after considering all objections and suggestions hereby publish “The Kerala Registration of Marriages (Common) Rules, 2008” for the information of the general public, namely:—