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Government Of Kerala

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Child Rights
  • The child shall be registered immediately after birth and shall have the right from birth to a name, the right to acquire a nationality and. as far as possible, the right to know and be cared for by his or her parents. (Article 7 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989)
  • Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969; has been implemented from 1970 and from then it is mandatory to register every birth and death occurred within the country
  • In Kerala state it is mandatory to register every marriage solemnized on or after the date when the Kerala Registration of Marriages (Common) Rules, 2008 came into force, i.e. 29.02.2008