(1) Subject to the other provisions contained in this section, the provisions of Chapters IV, V, VI and VII of the Special Marriage Act, 1954 , (43 of 1954 ) shall apply in relation to marriages solemnized under this Act and to any other marriage solemnized in a foreign country
between parties of whom one at least is a citizen of India as they apply in relation to marriages solemnized under that Act. Explanation.- In its application to the marriages referred to in this sub- section, section 24 of the Special Marriage Act, 1954 (43 of 1954 ), shall be subject to the following modifications, namely:-
the reference in sub- section (1) thereof to clauses (a), (b), (c) and (d) of section 4 of that Act shall be construed as a reference to clauses (a), (b), (c) and (d) respectively of section 4 of this Act, and
nothing contained in section 24 aforesaid shall apply to any marriage-
which is not solemnized under this Act; or
which is deemed to be solemnized under this Act by reason of the provisions contained in section 17: Provided that the registration of any such marriage as is referred to in sub- clause (b) may be declared to be of no effect if the registration was in contravention of sub- section (2) of section 17.