Pakistan’s Supreme Court Orders Government to Introduce Hindu Marriage Act in Two Weeks



ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN, January 13, 2015 (Pakistan Christian Post): HPI note: The issue here is difficulty for Hindus obtaining government certificates recognizing their marriages, especially in Sindh Province.

A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Supreme Court Honorable Nasir-ul-Mulk, while hearing a case on the non-implementation of the 19th June detailed Supreme Court Orders for the protection of Minorities Rights, has ordered Federal and Provincial Governments to ensure meetings with Patron-in-chief of Pakistan Hindu Council Dr. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani to discuss minorities security situation and submissions of minutes of meetings in this regard during next hearing on February 11.

“Officials representing federal and provincial governments including five IGs, four Chief Secretaries, Advocate General, Attorney General and Chairman NADRA appeared to the Supreme Court to present reports on this issue”, Dr. Ramesh informed adding that five percent quota in government jobs, Hindu Marriage Act and the Task Force for the Protection of Minorities Worship places were the key issues under discussion during the hearing.

The Supreme Court has ordered the Attorney General to ensure to pass the Hindu Marriage Act Bill, as recommended by Dr. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, from the Federal Cabinet within two weeks.

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