‘Dithering’ Pak government yet to promulgate Hindu marriage law

February 27th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Feb.27 (ANI): The Pakistan government is yet to promulgate the Hindu Marriage Act in the country which has increased trouble for the minority community, as marriages are being solemnised without being registered or any legal proof.

Speaking in the National Assembly, Federal Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti said the government is aware about the issue and has initiated a consultation process to come up with a legislation.

Bhatti said the government is working on a Minority Protection Bill for different minorities across the country.

He said the Hindu, Sikh and Bahai communities have been demanding separate marriage laws and the matter would be addressed in the bill, work on which has started.

“We have already held three meetings with representatives of these minorities and hopefully the bill would be presented before the National Assembly within the next three months,” The Dawn quoted Bhatti, as saying. (ANI)

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