Delhi to adopt Act for Sikh marriages

NEW DELHI: Sikh marriages in Delhi will now be registered under the Anand Marriage Act instead of the Hindu Marriage Act as Lt Governor Anil Baijal today gave his approval to notify the rules in the national capital, an official said today.

New Delhi, February 2

Sikh marriages in Delhi will now be registered under the Anand Marriage Act instead of the Hindu Marriage Act as Lt Governor Anil Baijal today gave his approval to notify the rules in the national capital, an official said today.

The official said after the Anand Marriage Act rules were notified in a day or two, Sikhs would not be required to get their weddings registered under the Hindu Marriage Act.

“The Lt Governor has approved the file of the Delhi government with regard to the implementation of the Anand Marriage Act. The Delhi revenue department will now notify it,” said the official of the LG office.

BJP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa said Anand Marriage Act was being implemented in Delhi almost 110 years after it was first demanded by the Sikh community. “I am thankful to Lt Governor Baijal for implementing this Act in Delhi as this was a long-standing demand of the Sikh community,” said Sirsa, who represents the Rajouri Garden legislative constituency in the Assembly. — PTI

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