PIL in SC seeks instructions to border guidelines for registration of Sikh marriages beneath Anand Marriage Act

PIL in SC seeks instructions to border guidelines for registration of Sikh marriages beneath Anand Marriage Act



Tribune Information Service

New Delhi, September 15

A PIL within the Supreme Courtroom has sought instructions to states and union territories to border guidelines for registration of Sikh marriages beneath the Anand Marriage Act, 1909.

Anand Marriage Act, 1909 was enacted to present authorized sanction to Anand Karaj—wedding ceremony of Sikhs and to take away any doubts relating to their validity. The Act was amended in 2012 to deal with the long-standing want for registration of Anand Marriages by permitting Sikh {couples} an choice to register their marriages beneath the Anand Marriage Act.

Underneath the 2012 modification, state governments have been supposed to border guidelines to facilitate registration of Sikh marriages, contended petitioner Amanjot Singh Chadha—an advocate from Uttarakhand.

Chadha, who had first moved the Uttarakhand Excessive Courtroom on the problem—alleged that State Governments and its functionaries have been violating the elemental rights of residents beneath Articles 14, 19, 21, 25, 26, and 29 of the Structure as they failed to border and notify the foundations mandated beneath the Anand Marriage Act, 1909.

The excessive courtroom had disposed of Chadha’s petition with a route to the Uttarakhand Chief Secretary to take applicable steps for placing the aforesaid proposal earlier than the cupboard and after approval of the cupboard additionally to take steps for publishing the identical within the Gazette and place it earlier than the Legislative Meeting.

Nevertheless, Chadha alleged that the state authorities has not carried out the excessive courtroom’s order. Some states and UTs have already framed guidelines for registration of Sikh marriages beneath the Anand Marriage Act, 1909, whereas most of the states haven’t notified the foundations, he contended.

Chadha mentioned he made representations to the the governments of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, West Bengal, Gujrat, Bihar, Maharashtra, and Telangana and the UT of Jammu and Kashmir, Leh and Ladakh, Chandigarh, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu, Pondicherry, Andaman and Nicobar, as additionally the states of Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh in April on this regard.





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