Here is the story from TOI:
25 Oct 2007, 1137 hrs IST,PTI
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed all states and Union Territories to bring in suitable legislation within three months to make registration of marriage compulsory.
A bench headed by Justice Arijit Pasayat asked the states and UTs to file a compliance report along with an affidavit after the three months deadline.
The apex court passed the order after noting that several states had made registration of marriage compulsory only for the members of the Hindu community.
But by Thursday’s order, registration of marriage will be mandatory for all religions.