National Assembly takes up Hindu Marriage Bill

National Assembly takes up Hindu Marriage Bill

National Assembly takes up Hindu Marriage Bill
ISLAMABAD: The report of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Law and Justice on the Hindu Marriage Bill 2016 was displayed in the National Assembly on Wednesday. Since the draft bill has been laid in the lower house, it is only one stage far from being endorsed by the National Assembly. 
PPP MNA Ramesh Lal, one of the bill’s movers, said it took around 10 months for the advisory group to clear the bill and an additional six months for its report to be displayed in the house. 
“The deferral was perhaps due to uncommon open deliberations and talk around the bill, yet in any event now the administration ought to consider tabling it in the house in the following session,” Mr Lal said. 
Jamaat-i-Ulema Islam (JUI-F) MNA Aasiya Nasir, who likewise moved the bill, said reasonable laws and their application without segregation was one approach to annihilate radicalism from society, which she called the base of terrorism in the nation. 
The bill was endorsed by the standing board of trustees on February 8, and has seen support from the Hindu people group and liberals. As per the executive of the panel, Chaudhry Bashir Virk: “This is on the grounds that it is a finished bill, and all portions – including the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) – were counseled over the span of talks in the board.” 
CII director Maulana Mohammad Sheerani is additionally an individual from the standing board of trustees on law and equity. 
Be that as it may, a portion of the more religious individuals from the Hindu people group have communicated solid reservations in regards to the bill’s substance. 
Quarrelsome statements incorporate provision 12 on the ‘End of Hindu marriage’ and condition 15 on the ‘End of Hindu marriage by common assent’. 
The draft bill permits isolated people to remarry, and condition 17 expresses that a Hindu dowager is qualified for remarry and might have the privilege to do as such, of her own will and assent, following a time of six months since the passing of her significant other. 
It is normal that the instances of kidnapping of wedded Hindu ladies will stop once this bill is authorized. 
“There are punishments for abusing the arrangements of this demonstration and any individual who abducts a wedded Hindu lady will be at risk to disciplines after this law is endorsed, in light of the fact that the casualty’s family will have the capacity to show evidence of marriage,” Mr Virk said. He included that statement 12(iii) of the bill is being misjudged. 
“The provision just says that if any of the life partners changes over from Hinduism, the other accomplice has the privilege to claim division,” he said. “We can’t stop adamant transformations, however everyone is against constrained changes and this law won’t advance constrained changes.” 
The bill is relied upon to diminish constrained transformations since it will permit the enlistment of Hindu relational unions in the pertinent government divisions. 
The law would give the Hindu people group verification of marriage as a shadiparat, which is like a Muslim nikahnama. 
Most instances of constrained changes happen on the grounds that Hindu young ladies and ladies are snatched and coercively hitched under the watchful eye of being displayed in court. Under this bill, Hindu young ladies can’t wed before the age of 18 – most young ladies that are stole are minors. 
Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan have assented to the national government defining a Hindu marriage law that they would then embrace, while Sindh had figured its own particular Hindu marriage enrollment law.
Updated: August 18, 2016 — 7:56 am

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