Recently, the Supreme Court refused to accept a certificate issued by the Arya Samaj as proof of marriage. While hearing a bail petition in a rape case, the apex court said that issuing such certificates was not the job of the Arya Samaj.
“Arya Samaj has no business giving marriage certificate. This is the work of authorities. Show the real certificate,” a bench of Justices Ajay Rastogi and B V Nagarathna said while hearing a petition of a man who had been denied bail by the Rajasthan High Court in a rape case. The man has been charged with kidnapping and raping a minor girl.