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Now, Delhi Sikhs Can Get Married Under Anand Marriage Act

Members of the Sikh community have said that they face problems when they travel abroad since they state their religion as "Sikh" but their marriages are registered under the Hindu Marriage Act.

Uday Singh Rana | News18.com

Updated:February 9, 2018, 8:02 PM IST
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Now, Delhi Sikhs Can Get Married Under Anand Marriage Act
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New Delhi: The Delhi Government on Friday notified the Anand Marriage Act for the capital's Sikh community. This was a long pending demand of the Sikh community in Delhi. This essentially means is that the Sikhs of Delhi will no longer have to get married under the Hindu Marriage Act.


"Delhi Government notifies The Delhi Anand Marriages Rules, 2018. Long pending demand of the Sikh community (has been) fulfilled. Our government is committed to work for the protection of rights of all communities," Delhi Law Minister Kailash Gahlot said on Friday.


The Delhi Government's notification comes a week after Anil Baijal, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, on February 2 had given is go-ahead for the notification to be issued.

Members of the Sikh community have said that they face problems when they travel abroad since they state their religion as "Sikh" but their marriages are registered under the Hindu Marriage Act. The Delhi Government's notification will now solve that pending issue.
| Edited by: Tarun Bhardwaj
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