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Sikh marriages can now be registered under Anand Marriage Act

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Sikh marriages in can now be registered under the Act instead of the Hindu Act, with the government today notifying the provisions of the new Act. As per the notification, the Act will be registered with the under whose jurisdiction the is solemnised or either the party resides. "Govt notifies The Marriages Rules, 2018. Long pending demand of the Sikh community fulfilled.

Our govt is committed to work for protection of rights of all communities (sic)," tweeted. The notification was issued, days after Anil Baijal gave his approval for the implementation of the new act. The registration fee under the Act is Rs 500. MLA Jarnail Singh from Tilar Nagar said that besides new marriages, Sikhs whose marriages have been registered under Hindu Act can also get the same registered under the Act. "I want to thank the government for notifying the Act, which had been cleared by the Centre in 2012, but was yet to notify it. "I have raised the issue in 2015 when the Aam Aadmi Party government was formed. It was a long-pending demand of the Sikh community," Singh said. Sikh groups had maintained that members of the community used to face problems abroad as their certificates were issued under the Hindu Act. The Act was passed by the Centre, but it was yet to be implemented in Last month, said that framing of provisions under the Act is in the final stage. In December, a Sikh community delegation, led by legislators, had urged the government for the early implementation of the provisions of the Act.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 21:35 IST
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