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51. Repeals and savings.-(1) The Special Marriage Act, 1872 (3 of 1872), and any law corresponding to the Special Marriage Act, 1872, in force in any Part B State immediately before the commencement of this Act are hereby repealed.
(2) Notwithstanding such repeal.-
(a) all marriages duly solemnized under Special Marriage Act, 1872 (3 of 1872) or any such corresponding law shall be deemed to have been solemnized under this Act:
(b) all suits and proceeding in causes and matters matrimonial which, when this Act comes into operation, are pending in any Court shall be dealt with and decided by such Court, so far as may be, as if they had been originally instituted therein under this Act.
(3) The provisions of sub-section (2) shall be without prejudice to the provisions contained in Sec. 6 of the General Clauses Act, 1897 (10 of 1897) which shall also apply to the repeal of the corresponding law as if such corresponding law had been an enactment.
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