‘Separate marriage act for Sikhs implemented soon’
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Last Updated: Friday, December 30, 2011, 20:17
  
New Delhi: Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (DSGPC) on Friday said the demand for implementation of the Anand Marriage Act (Sikh's separate marriage Act) would soon be fulfilled by the government.

An assurance to this effect was given by Law Minister Salman Khurshid to a DSGPC delegation which met him recently, its president Paramjeet Singh Sarna said.

"This has been a long pending demand and we thank the government for keeping its promise," he said.

"We have learnt that after being cleared by nine ministries there is no impediment now in the implementation of the Anand Marriage Act," Sarna said.

The DSGPC President also said he was for the inclusion of religious institutions under the Lokpal. "We support the inclusion of religious institutions under Lokpal so that there is greater transparency," he said.

Sarna said the DSGPC would provide free medical insurance to Sikh families who live below the poverty line all across Delhi. There would be 20-25000 people who would benefit from this scheme he said.

PTI


First Published: Friday, December 30, 2011, 20:17


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