Can a civil marriage be prevented from taking place?

Can a civil marriage be prevented from taking place?

  • The registrar or CAO may refuse to marry a couple where:
  • One or both parties intending to get married is already married
  • The parties getting married have a close blood relation.
  • One or both parties are below 21 years of age and no consent to marry has been obtained from the parents or guardians where one or both parties are 18 years but below 21 years of age.

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