Assam Repeals Muslim Marriages Act

  • 24 Feb 2024

On 23rd February, 2024, Assam repealed the Muslim Marriages Act, 1935, paving the way for a Uniform Civil Code(UCC).

  • Muslim marriages and divorces to be registered under Special Marriage Act, discontinuing use of the repealed Act.
  • District commissioners to take custody of registration records from Muslim marriage registrars.
  • Compensation of Rs. 2 lakh provided to each registrar for rehabilitation post-repeal.
  • This move marks another significant step towards prohibiting child marriages in Assam.”