UMESH @ GIRISH ARVIND PUJARI Vs. REGISTERING AUTHORITY, JALGAON CITY MUNICIPAL CORPORATION, JALGAON
HIGH COURT OF BOMBAY (AT: AURANGABAD)
Umesh @ Girish Arvind Pujari
Registering Authority, Jalgaon City Municipal Corporation, Jalgaon
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SANGITRAO S.PATIL, J. -
(1.) Rule, returnable forthwith. With the consent of the learned Counsel for the parties, heard finally.
(2.) The petitioner has sought quashment of the Circular issued by respondent no.1 Registrar
of Marriages, appointed under the Maharashtra
Regulation of Marriage Bureaus and Registration of
Marriages Act, 1998 ("the Act", for short), to the
extent it mandates presence of Priest/Purohit, who
performs marriage, to remain present before the
office of the Registrar of Marriages at the time
of registration of marriage for signing the
memorandum of marriage in his presence only, as a
witness to the marriage.
(3.) The petitioner is working as a Purohit. He is performing all religious activities in
Kalaram Temple at Nashik, including performance of
necessary rites and ceremonies for solmanization
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