Is 30-day waiting period under Special Marriage Act necessary: Kerala High Court asks Central government

"Whether this waiting period is essential in view of revolutionary changes in the IT sector and changes in the social set up itself are matters that should engage the attention of the law makers," the Court said.
Special Marriage Act and Kerala HC
Special Marriage Act and Kerala HC

The Kerala High Court recently opined that the legislature should consider whether the 30 day waiting period mandated under the Special Marriage Act, 1954 (the Act) is essential in the present day and age [Bijy Paul & Anr. v The Marriage Officer & Ors.].

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