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We only solemnise weddings between Filipino citizens," said a Philippine Consulate official in Dubai.
A Belgian embassy staff told XPRESS: "When a wedding in Belgium or with the local authorities is not possible, we will solemnise civil weddings when at least one of the spouses is Belgian.
Had the state government not constructed the open jail I would not have been able to solemnise the wedding of my daughter in the presence of so many family members while I am still serving the prison term.
A wedding procession had come to village Mohanpur in a northern Bihar district of Vaishali in May to solemnise the marriage of Kajal Kumari with a local boy Ajit Kumar Mahato.
The Muslim girl who hails from Chakhasim village in eastern Bihar's Munger district had refused to marry a local boy last October after the groom's family sought a hefty dowry just on eve of marriage to solemnise the wedding.
The very next day, however, the bride led a marriage procession to the house of her would-be groom and asked the in-laws to solemnise their marriage, while also threatening to bring the matter to the notice of the police.
FOOTBALL MAD: The wedding party join together after the ceremony for a picture in front of the Ayresome Park gates at the Riverside Stadium Pictures by DOUG MOODY END OF AN ERA: Rob Wills, left, solemnises the wedding of John Paul Rowe and Carly Stephenson, above and far left, before retiring after 27 years
The Act also states that a Minister shall consider whether there is a danger of scandal if he or she solemnises the marriage.