Jamshedpur has the highest number of court marriages under Chief Minister Kanyadan Yojana, Ranchi second and Dhanbad third in the state

Ranchi: The practice of court marriage has increased a lot in the state. Figures are related to direct marriage with the District under Registrar and registration after marriage. According to the statistics, Jamshedpur is the city where court marriages are maximum among the major cities of the state. The court marriage registration for the year 2022, there are 2498 marriages in Jamshedpur. 

On the other hand, 1183 marriages took place in Ranchi and 361 in Dhanbad. Under the Special Marriage Act alone, 33 thousand marriages have taken place since last year till this month. In common parlance, what we call court marriages are done in two ways. Both types of marriages take place under the Special Marriage Act. In this, the first type of marriage is done under Section-5 of the Act. In this the couple acknowledge each other as husband and wife in front of the Under Registrar cum Special Marriage Officer.

The second type of marriage takes place under section 15 of the Act. There is marriage with family consent. After this, the marriage registered. Statistics show that 2417 marriages have taken place in Jamshedpur under both sections of the Special Marriage Act. In this, 1247 marriages took place in 2022 in front of the District Under-Registrar cum Special Marriage Officer under Section-5.

Apart from this, the number of people who get registered after marriage with family consent under Section 15 is 1170 in the year 2022. Not officially, but according to the information, the reason for the sudden increase in the number of people getting married in this way is being considered as the Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojana. The number of people coming from BPL is more in the total number of marriages.

In fact, under the CM Kanyadan Yojana, newly married couples are given cash benefits by the Social Welfare Department. In this compulsorily proof of registration of marriage has to be given. According to Hindu Marriage Act and Anand Vivah in Jamshedpur, then their number is negligible. 

Hindus, as the name suggests, perform marriages under the Hindu Marriage Act. Whereas Anand marriage is prevalent among Sikhs. Only 459 marriages have taken place in 12 years under the Hindu Marriage Act.

On the other hand, in 2017, only 26 Anand Vivahs have taken place in six years. People are less inclined towards marriages under the Hindu Marriage Act and Anand marriages of Sikhs. 

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