Rajya Sabha passes Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Bill, 2012
Rajya Sabha passed Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Bill, 2012. According to the Bill, marriages held in India irrespective of the religion of the persons getting married will have to be necessarily registered.
Through this bill the Union government is providing a platform to the states which are free to frame their own rules in agreement with their requirements. The government does not favour compulsory registration in cases of live-in relations.
The Bill is introduced to protect the women from unnecessary harassment in matrimonial and maintenance cases. It also seeks to provide evidentiary value in the matters of custody of children, right of children born from the wedlock of the two persons whose marriage is registered and the age of the parties to the marriage.