NA approves landmark Hindu marriage bill

180

AGENCIES

It also provides the concept of judicial separation where marriage remains intact, however, parties are no longer under obligation to cohabit each other.

Moreover, the legitimacy of children born out of voidable Hindu marriages has also been protected.

The bill will help Hindu women to get documentary proof of their marriage.

The Ministry of Human Rights had been working relentlessly for three years to have a Hindu marriage law in the country.

The ministry also obtained resolutions form the provincial governments to regulate the marriage under one law applicable to whole of Pakistan.

It will, however, be the first personal law for Pakistani Hindus, which will be applicable in the province of Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The Sindh province has already formulated its own Hindu marriage law.

The law paves the way for a document `Shadi Parat’ containing particulars of bride and groom to be registered with the relevant government department.

It also provides the concept of judicial separation where marriage remains intact, however, parties are no longer under obligation to cohabit each other.

Moreover, the legitimacy of children born out of voidable Hindu marriages has also been protected.

The bill will help Hindu women to get documentary proof of their marriage.

The Ministry of Human Rights had been working relentlessly for three years to have a Hindu marriage law in the country.

The ministry also obtained resolutions form the provincial governments to regulate the marriage under one law applicable to whole of Pakistan.

It will, however, be the first personal law for Pakistani Hindus, which will be applicable in the province of Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The Sindh province has already formulated its own Hindu marriage law.

The law paves the way for a document `Shadi Parat’ containing particulars of bride and groom to be registered with the relevant government department.

Leave a Reply