‘Separate marriage act for Sikhs implemented soon’

DSGPC said the demand for implementation of the Anand Marriage Act would soon be fulfilled by the government.

Last Updated: Dec 30, 2011, 20:17 PM IST

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