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“After the implementation of the Uttar Pradesh Marriage Registration Guidelines-2017, all marriages taking place within the state or where either of the parties is a permanent resident of Uttar Pradesh, will have to be registered,” the release said. Also Read - New Covid Variant: Uttar Pradesh Sounds Alert, Issues Fresh Guidelines For Foreign Returnees | Deets Inside

While briefing the media about the Cabinet decision, Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh informed that Muslims will also have to get their second, third and fourth marriages registered under the new provisions, the NDTV reported. Also Read - Mathura Girl Raped in Moving Car on Way Back From Agra; 1 Arrested, Another Absconding

The decision was taken in the Cabinet Meeting chaired by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The provision has been made to apply for registration of marriage online, it said.

The Aadhaar number of both the husband and wife will have to be provided in the application form. “If the marriage is registered within a year of marriage, then Rs 10 will be levied as registration charges. If it is done after a year, the registration charges will be Rs 50,” the release said.

Relevant documents will have to be uploaded during the online registration of the marriage. The marriage registration document will be auto-generated after verification, it said.

So far the Central government rule regarding marriage registration had been implemented across the country except in Uttar Pradesh and Nagaland. But with the Tuesday’s Cabinet decision, marriage registration has become mandatory in Uttar Pradesh.

With inputs from PTI