India raises the issue of Sikh marriage registration with Iran
Tehran: India on Saturday raised with Iran problems faced by Sikh community in that country, particularly regarding registration of marriages.
External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid raised the issue during the Joint Commission Meeting he had with Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi.
Sikhs in Iran face problems with regard to registration of marriages under Iranian laws.
There are about 3,000 persons of Indian origin in Iran and one third of them belong to the Sikh community.
Sikhs consider Iran as sacred ground as they believe that Guru Nanak crossed through Afghanistan, Iran, and Iraq on his way to Mecca.
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