Report No. 15
GeneraL-Unnecessary matter has been omitted. The application will lie to the "district court", as defined in the definition clause, in all cases. The provision will apply to marriages solemnised by licensed Ministers also, since it seems desirable to extend its scope to such marriages.
Sub-clause (1).-A time-limit of twenty-one days has been imposed for making the petition. (The Special Marriage Act allows thirty days).
Sub-clause (2).-The language of this sub-clause has been taken, in part, from existing section 48, third paragraph, of the Christian Marriage Act. To make matters clear, provision for opportunity being given to the parties has been inserted.
Sub-clause (3).-Slight changes have been made on the lines of the corresponding provision in the Special Marriage Act.