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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 marriage is solemnised or either the party resides.

"Govt notifies The Delhi 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

The registration fee under the Anand Marriage Act is Rs 500.

MLA Jarnail Singh from Tilar Nagar said that besides new marriages, Sikhs whose marriages have been registered under Hindu can also get the same registered under the Anand

"I want to thank the for notifying the Anand Marriage Act, which had been cleared by the Centre in 2012, but Delhi 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 Marriage Act.

The Anand Marriage Act was passed by the Centre, but it was yet to be implemented in Delhi.

Last month, Delhi said that framing of provisions under the Anand Marriage Act is in the final stage.

In December, a Sikh community delegation, led by legislators, had urged the for the early implementation of the provisions of the Anand Marriage Act.

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