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The legislation will come into force immediately after it has been approved by the Governor.
According to the legislation, a marriage ceremony, or Anand Karaj -- which is defined as "the lawful union of a Sikh male and Sikh female" -- will be performed in accordance with the religious practices as permitted in the Sikh religious text Guru Granth Sahib.
Hitherto, the records of Sikh marriages were only maintained in a Gurdwara.
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