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N.K.Assumi (Advocate)     03 August 2010

Oath to Atheist witness

In a civil suit the Plaintiff is going to examine an Atheist as a witness. What kind of Oath should be administered to Atheist Witness?



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Adv Archana Deshmukh (Practicing Advocate)     03 August 2010

The Oaths Act,1969 have laid down the forms of oath that can be administered to a witness. A witness can either swear in the name of God or he can "solmnly affirm". So even if a witness is an atheist, he can state on solemn affirmation.

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N.K.Assumi (Advocate)     03 August 2010

Thank you Archana.


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