THE ANAND MARRIAGE ACT, 1909

Laavan fere, Sikh weddingThe law governing sikh marriage in India.

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Anand Marriage Act, 1909.

(Act 7 of 1909)
[AS ON 01.05.2014]
[22nd October, 1909]

An Act to remove doubts as to the validity of the marriage ceremony common among the Sikhs called Anand.
WHEREAS it is expedient to remove any doubts as to the validity of the marriage ceremony acidity of the marriage ceremony common among the Sikhs called Anand; It is hereby enacted as follows:–

1. Short title and extent: (1) This Act may be called the Anand Marriage Act, 1909; and
(2) It extends to the of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.*

2. Validity of Anand marriages: All marriages which may be or may have been duly solemnized according to the Sikh marriage ceremony called Anand  [commonly known as Anand Karaj]## shall be, and shall be deemed to have been with effect from the date of the solemnization of each respectively , good and valid in law.

3. Exemption of certain marriages from Act: Nothing in this Act shall apply to:-

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