Muslims opting for multiple marriages will have to get them registered separately in Uttar Pradesh and the government guidelines do not in any way interfere with practices of any religion, a top official said today.
The UP Marriage Registration Guidelines, 2017 were approved by the Cabinet on August 1. After notification, the Stamp and Registration Department will implement it, Renuka Kumar, the principal secretary to Women Welfare Department, told PTI.
She also made it clear that the guidelines "do not interfere" in practices of "any religion".
"The UP government does not intend to interfere in the practices of any religion. If any male Muslim is going to register his marriage, then he will have the option of registration a maximum of four marriages.
For this, he has to fill different registration forms," she said.
However, she added that Muslims opting to marry more than once will have to get each marriage registered separately.
"But, if any Muslim male has married more than once, then he has to register each of his marriage. Males from the Muslim community will get the facility of registering four marriages, but Hindus and people practicing other religions will be allowed to register only one marriage," Kumar said.