Thursday, December 1, 2011

Centre ready for certain amendments in Anand Marriage Act: Salman Khurshid

MALERKOTLA: Punjab Congress presidentAmarinder Singh will have his say in making amendments to the century-old Anand Marriage Act, being hotly debated in Sikh circles. 

Amarinder will discuss the modalities of amendments to be made with Union home minister and the report prepared after Amarinder' deliberations with home ministry would be put before the Union cabinet for approval. Revealing this here on Wednesday, Union law and justice and minorities minister Salman Khurshid said Union government is ready to make certain amendments or to frame new act altogether. 

Salman Khurshid on the sidelines of a Congress rally said, "the union law ministry is thinking of making certain amendments to the act wherein the marriages solemnized under Anand Karaj Act could be registered in the deaths and birth act and these will be certified.Or a separate act for registration of marriages could be made incorporating Anand Marriage Act wherein marriages solemnized under Sikh Act could be accommodated and the Nikahnama by Muslims too could be taken up".

with thanks : Times of India : link in headline above for detailed news.

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