Special Marriage Act- No Need To Dispatch Notice Of Intending Marriage At Couples’ Residence – Rajasthan

A division bench of Rajasthan High Court —

“We concur with the reasoning of the learned Single
Judge of the Delhi High Court and thus dispose of the present
petition directing all Marriage Officers in the State of Rajasthan
not to despatch notices to the residence of the applicants who
seeks solemnization of their marriage under the Special Marriages Act, 1954.”

Read the order

 

SAMVAAD | संवाद

We are happy to announce our first release of  SAMVAAD | संवाद !

This English/Hindi booklet is an effort by the Dhanak Team to facilitate in the decision making process of couples entering an interfaith marriage.

It contains a List of Essentials that help couples approach their relationship objectively. A set of FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) commonly posed by parents, along with Dhanak’s Responses, and a set of FAQs that young couples generally have, with Dhanak’s responses are also provided. Finally, a description of the Special Marriage Act and the answers to the many questions that are associated with it, are described.

Click here –> SAMVAAD | संवाद

Vivek tells his Story

Vivek, a first time participant in #SAHAS talks about the #RightToChoice  in Marriage and the issue of #ForcedMarriage in India. He urges everyone to participate in the #MeriZindagiMeraFaisla initiative by #Dhanak.

Unfortunately, Vivek is not with his partner today because of his partner’s parental pressure regarding the relationship. We thank Vivek for sharing his views despite the hardship he is going through. Thank you, Vivek.

Interfaith Marriages and Negotiated Spaces – An article by Shweta Verma and Neelam Sukhramani

A discourse on interfaith marriages in India at present involves diverse narratives ranging from opposition and resistance to acceptance. These alliances deserve greater focus in terms of their uniqueness, challenges as well as everyday negotiations that form part of their lives. Based on narratives of respondents from Dhanak, an organisation of inter-caste and interfaith couples, this article presents some domains of their lives and spaces being negotiated by them within their families. These domains include the issue of conversion, protecting identity, celebration of diversity and socialization of children, perceptions of themselves
vis-à-vis other families and parental outlook towards the alliance.

Click here to read the entire article: Interfaith Marriages and Negotiated Spaces

Seminar Invite: Mixed Marriages – Challenges and Potential

Dhanak has organized a seminar on “Mixed Marriages – Challenges and Potential” on November 26, 2016. We have invited distinguished speakers engaged in this domain to participate in the seminar. We would be delighted and honored if you can spare some time from your schedule to attend this seminar.

VENUE: Jawaharlal Nehru National Youth Centre (ND Tiwari Bhawan)
219, 2nd Floor, Deendayal Upadhyaya Marg, (Near ITO Crossing), New Delhi

Date & Time: 26th November, 2016; 3 PM TO 6 PM

Objectives:

 To understand whether religion is really divisive or misinterpreted for vested reasons by religious gurus, and;

 To put the same question of mixed marriages before different religions vis-à- vis individual rights enshrined in the constitution of India.

The participants in the discussion will comprise aspiring and married couples with inter-religion/caste background and individuals with diverse background.

SPEAKERS

 Prof. Rita Bagchi (Former Professor of Hindu Philosophy and Religions at Jamia Hamdard),

 Shri. Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi (Independent Writer & Scholar, Researcher in Culture and Communication Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia)

 Dr. M D Thomas (Director, Institute of Harmony and Peace Studies)
Please contact Asif at: 8750157676 for any questions.