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THE ARYA MARRIAGE VALIDATION ACT, 1937

Year : 1937

[14th April, 1937.]

An  Act to recognize and remove doubts as to the validity of inter-marriages current among Arya Samajists.

WHEREAS it is expedient to recognize and place beyond doubt the validity of inter-marriages of a class of Hindus known as Arya Samajists;

It is hereby enacted as follows:


(1) This Act may be called the Arya Marriage Validation Act, 1937.

(2) 1*It extends to the whole of India except 2* the territories which, immediately before the 1st November, 1956, were comprised in Part B States and applies also to citizens of India wherever they may be.

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1. Subs. by the A. O. 1950, for the former sub-section (2).

2. Subs. by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 3) Order,1956, for "Part B States".

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Notwithstanding any provision of Hindu Law, usage or custom to the contrary no marriage contracted whether before or after the commencement of this Act between two persons being at the time of the marriage Arya Samajists shall be invalid or shall be deemed ever to have been invalid by reason only of the fact that the parties at any time belonged to different castes or different sub-castes of Hindus or that either or both of the parties at any time before the marriage belonged to a religion other than Hinduism.

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