The Asian Connections Newspaper</center>

<!-- Google Adsense-->
<script type=
* Biden offers citizenship path to spouses of Americans in sweeping election-year move    * Rajya Sabha MP's Daughter Runs BMW Over Man Sleeping On Pavement, Gets Bail    * Dr. Anthony Fauci says empathy motivated his medical career but an old phrase from high school kept him going    * Vancouver woman's family sues province, hospital operator over MAID policy    * Police make arrest after video shows road rage incident in Scarborough

Pak approves Hindu Marriage Bill

Posted in S. Asia

Tagged:

Published on February 12, 2016 with No Comments

Five special invitees attend debate
• Five Hindu lawmakers were specially invited for deliberations as the National Assembly Standing Committee on Law and Justice passed the final draft of the Hindu Marriage Bill 2015
• The panel made two amendments to fix the minimum age of the marrying male and female at 18 and making the law applicable to the whole country

A parliamentary panel in Pakistan has cleared the Hindu Marriage Bill 2015, paving the way for regulations on registration of marriage and divorce for the Hindu minority community.
The National Assembly Standing Committee on Law and Justice passed the final draft of the Bill.
Though the delaying tactics continued almost to the last, the committee adopted the Bill unanimously after making two amendments to fix the minimum age of the marrying male and female at 18 and making the law applicable to the whole country, Dawn news reported.
The Bill will now be tabled in the National Assembly where it has fair chances of being passed as the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party is supporting it.
Committee Chairman Chaudhry Mahmood Bashir Virk expressed regret over the long-drawn tactical delay in framing family law for the Hindu community. Virk and ruling PML-N lawmaker Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani had been pushing for approving the Bill but members of other parliamentary parties persisted with raising objections.
After the 18th Amendment, issues relating to religious minorities and their family matters became provincial subjects. Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have passed the requisite resolutions, but the Sindh and Punjab Assemblies have not yet done so.

 

No Comments

Comments for Pak approves Hindu Marriage Bill are now closed.