Cabinet approves separate law for registering Sikh marriages

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  1. nrj

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    The Union Cabinet on Thursday decided to bring in a bill allowing registration of marriages of Sikhs under the Anand Marriage Act, 1909 meeting a long-standing demand of the community for a separate provision for them instead of being included under the Hindu Marriage Act.

    "The Cabinet approved introduction of a Bill in the budget session of Parliament to further amend the Anand Marriage Act, 1909 to provide for registration of marriages under the Act," Union Minister Kapil Sibal told reporters.

    The Anand Marriage Act, 1909 was passed by the British but was annulled after partition. Since then the Sikh marriages are registered under the Hindu Marriage Act.

    But due to consistent demand from Sikhs, the government agreed to bring in the Bill. Once the new Act comes into force, the Anand Karaj- the term used for Sikh weddings-will be recorded under it.

    The Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandak Committee had been pressing for this change for long.

    Law Minister Salman Khurshid had promised to bring in a new legislation to ensure this. The announcement was welcomed by the Sikh religious bodies and the clergy in Punjab.

    The demand for a separate law was also being made in the wake of complaints about women being exploited in NRI wedlocks as they were unable to produce legal document to prove their marriage which made them vulnerable to exploitation.

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    Registration of marriage made compulsory
     
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    Chuti** govt. Instead we should abolish the existing Hindu, Muslim, some other shit marriage or any other laws and have a uniform civil code, which covers all marriages .
     
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    Oh no....:heh:
     
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    We need Common Civil Code for all religion.
     
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    Problem is that any such action will be projected by the sicular parties as an attempt to saffronize the country. Besides, we have got certain minority which will never agree to something which goes against their book.
     
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    instead , reforms should made in civil code of muslims , christians etc . that will make the pill more palatable to them .
     
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    Sadly yes:tsk:

    WTH, why should it be made palatable? They are Humans like Hindus ,Sikhs , Jains or Buddhists and they should have the same laws as any other citizen. Just because they have some kind of 2000 yr old book which tells them what they should do, they cant accept Indian Laws?. If not, Then ask them to get the Fvk out of this nation to a country which runs on that 2000+ and 1500+ yrs old books.
     
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    What about a separate one for the Brahmos?

    They are not Hindus.

    While our motto is - Unity in Diversity, we have all along ensured the we encourage diversity and destroy unity!

    Why can there be one law in everything that is beyond religion, And I don't mean only marriage.
     
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    Is there any marriage act for Santali ? They are the largest tribal community in India with population over 7 million AFAIK. Technically, They are also not Hindu.

    Also, Ayyavazhi of Tamil Nadu ?
     
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    i was talking about practical matters . reforms in the personal laws is the ONLY way muslims and christains are going to accept anything .

    talking about asking them to get out is nice in forums like this , but do we have the ability force and will to enforce it . no is the answer .
     
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    I am afraid I have asked none to get out. And why should they?

    I am only for all being Indians beyond their religious, caste, custom and tradition divides.

    We are ONE and so all laws should be applicable to ALL!
     
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