a marriage becomes a civil contract when it gets registered. in america and europe, since marriage is registered, marriage is a civil contract.
in india, previously marrige was a religious ceremoney: it was a sacrament. now registration of marriage is mandatory. then marriage becomes from sacrament, a civil contract.
when marriage becomes civil, how come marriage related offences become crime?
if marriage becomes civil, marriage related offences should also be civil. don't you think so?
previously also, when marriage was a sacrament,how come marriage related offences become crime? it should also be sacramental or religious. don't you think?
so in no way marriage related offences become crime.