There is tremendous diversity in the people of India. One can witness peaceful co-existence of many different religions and culture in India. There also exists a freedom to get married with any individual of opposite gender irrespective of factors like religion and culture as long as that individual is above the legal age of marriage. There are many different laws and special marriage acts governing marriages of different religions existing in India. The various marriage acts lay down the fundamental guidelines to be followed for marriage, eligibility, information on documentation procedure (if any) and guidelines to sort out disputes in case of a marital discord. The Special Marriages Act, 1954 is an act which provides for registration of marriages in special circumstances.
Click on the following links to get insights into some of the marriage acts applicable in India: