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NEW DELHI : Notwithstanding Parliament amending the Anand Marriage Act, 1909, in 2012 for registration of the Sikh marriages performed through Anand Karaj, it remains unimplemented in Punjab and Delhi having 80% of the Sikh population in India even after three years.


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Sikh marriage law remains just on paper | Free Press Journal

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CHANDIGARH, Punjab (July 12, 2015)—Noted human rights activist and High Court lawyer Advocate Navkiran Singh today lashed out at various states especially Punjab and Delhi for not implementing registration process of Sikh marriages under Anand Marriage Act even after three years of its enactment by the Indian Parliament. Against the non-implementation, he announced to move Supreme Court.


Talking to media person, he said these states and even Chandigarh administration did not set the rules for the implementation of the amended marriage Act for Sikhs which is the discrimination against Sikhs. He lauded the Haryana Govt. for implementation of the amended Act by forming rules for this.

The senior lawyer warned that if Punjab and other states do not frame rules to implement this Act , he would approach the Supreme court and file a PIL seeking legal remedy for the Sikh families.Read more at;



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