This article is written by – Khushi Chamaria, GIBS, IP University
Marriage is a culturally organized union between two individuals called spouses. It establishes rights and obligations within not only the partner but also children. Marriage is a spiritual, sexual, and legal bond between the two partners. Every religion and caste has its own procedure for marriage but the basic rule of the marriage of staying together under one roof is still the same. Marriage has many rituals which follow its path with happiness. The contract marriage which takes place with registrars also involves some basic rituals like sindoor and mangal sutra which is a Hindu Ritual.
Due to this pandemic and also with India being digitized, everything is online whether it’s marriage or court hearings, so to go through this High Court passed the judgment of Marriage under Special Marriage Act be registered through Video-Conferencing.
However, the State of Haryana filed an appeal in the Hon’ble Supreme Court regarding the judgment held by the High Court of Punjab and Haryana which was dismissed by the Supreme Court by stating that “Law has to march with the technology”.
In this digital world, The Courts and society have to adopt the technology and digitalization introduced over the years to become a developed country. To remove these hurdles of old policies we have to amend and adopt modern policies for the country.