Hindu procedure for the court marriage in Pakistan is more or less the same as the procedure of court marriage in Pakistan for the Muslims. Recently an act is passed by the National assembly in Pakistan by the name of Hindu marriage act of 2014 according to which Hindus in Pakistan can now have there court marriage registered in Pakistan initially the marriages of Hindu religion were not registered but due to this new law they can have there marriage registered.
The only requirement for the Hindu court marriage procedure in Pakistan is that the either of spouse should not be previously married and they should be of the age of 18 years or more and should not be within the prohibited degrees of relationship. The marriage is now registered through a marriage registrar appointed by Government for this purpose through a lawyer and the marriage certificates are called shadi parat and now it is mandatory to have the Hindu marriage registered and if the marriage is not registered then the court can fine the spouse up to one lac rupees.
After the registration of Hindu marriage the copy of the marriage certificate is presented before a magistrate and the spouse before the court states that there were no force or coercion from either side and they have married with their own free will. If the parties to the marriage are within the prohibited degrees or below the age of 18 years then as per Hindu law in Pakistan such marriage will be considered as null and void. If they were no sexual intercourse between the spouse and if the marriage was through force or fraud then either of the Hindu spouse can file a case in the court to consider such marriage as void. For details contact Nazia Law Associates