This legal provision should have been enforced long ago. our cenemas have played a role in inculcating this wrong notion in the minds of the people because we see such easy marriages in the movies. Actually such agreements are only an agreement to marry or to live together. It does not have the validity of a marriage and the boy and girl are not husband and wife. To make it a legal one the marriage sould be as provided in the terms of the concerned acts. For hindus there is the Hindu marriage Act and for christians it is Special Marriages Act. Govt should give sufficient publicity about the legality of this matter. If love-gihad utilises this lapse it is definitely the fault of the Govt.