Marriage registration optional for Bangladeshi Hindus

The Bangladesh Cabinet approved a draft of the Hindu Marriage Registration Act 2012, which makes the registration of marriage optional and not mandatory for the community.

Last Updated: May 21, 2012, 20:31 PM IST

Dhaka: The Bangladesh Cabinet on Monday approved a draft of the Hindu Marriage Registration Act 2012, which makes the registration of marriage optional and not mandatory for the community.

The approval came at the weekly cabinet meeting here chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

This was disclosed to the media by Cabinet Secretary Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, the Daily Star reported.
IANS