How does a person stop the civil marriage from taking place?

How does a person stop the civil marriage from taking place?

  • The person should write to the registrar/CAO giving the information together with the proof within the 21 days in which the notice is on display.
  • The registrar/CAO will write the word “caveat” or “forbidden” in the register where the couple’s names appear.
  • He/ she will then call a meeting of the couple and people complaining and hear both sides of the story and then make a decision accordingly.
  • The registrar may refer the matter to be determined by the high court whose decision will be final.
  • If the information is true, then the marriage will not take place.

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