Supreme Court of India
[Rathnamma vs. Sujathamma]
on 15 November, 2019
Bench: L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta
The Supreme Court observed that mere registration of an agreement of marriage is not sufficient to prove marriage. Referring to relevant provisions of the Hindu Marriage Act, including Section 7, the bench comprising Justice L. Nageswara Rao and Justice Hemant Gupta observed that, in the instant case, the entire claim of the plaintiff is based upon her marriage with defendant’s son, the burden of proof as to any particular fact lies on the person who wishes the Court to believe in its existence.