The Special Marriage Act of 1954 is seen as a statutory alternative for couples who choose to retain their identity in an inter-religious marriage. “Special Marriage Act confers in her the right of choice. I ask myself a question: Who can take away the religious identity of a woman? Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan, is deciding the question whether a Parsi woman can keep her religious identity intact after choosing to marry someone from another faith under the 1954 Act. Ms. Jaising argued that the fundamental right enshrined in Article 14 of the Constitution guaranteed equality before the law and the equal protection of the laws.

Source:   The Hindu
December 07, 2017 11:34 UTC