The Madras High Court has ordered notice to the State government on a writ petition challenging one of the provisions of Tamil Nadu Registration of Marriages Act, which restricts the time limit for marriage registration.

The First Bench headed by Chief Justice R.K. Agrawal also directed the authorities to file their replies to the public interest litigation filed by A. Raja Mohamed of Mannadi.

According to the petitioner, Section 5 of the Act mandates the registration of marriage within 150 days of solemnisation. He said the time restriction was unconstitutional.

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