Governor puts Rajasthan marriage Bill on hold amid objections | Latest News India


Governor Kalraj Mishra has put the Rajasthan Compulsory Registration of Marriages (Amendment) Bill on hold for further scrutiny amid objections to it that the proposed law seeks to legalise child marriages.

Rights groups have called the bill passed last month retrograde. The government has maintained the bill does not legalise child marriages or prevent courts from declaring them void. The bill seeks the registration of all marriages in the state irrespective of age since 2006 as per a Supreme Court order.

An official familiar with the matter said Mishra decided to have the bill examined in view of the objections from the civil society as well as opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, which staged a walkout from the assembly against it on September 17.

Jodhpur-based NGO Saarthi Trust has filed the plea against the bill in the Rajasthan high court challenging the constitutional validity of the proposed legislation.

Kriti Bhati, who works for Saarthi Trust that campaigns against child marriages, said the provisions of the bill are unacceptable. “It seems that the government has wrongly interpreted the Supreme Court order, which nowhere seeks to register child marriages. If the government has doubts, it should approach the court for clarification.”

Also Read: Not going anywhere for 20 years, govt will complete tenure and return, says Gehlot

Bhati, who said she has prevented 1,500 child marriages and has had 43 annulled, said the court mandated seeking public opinion and objections before amending the law, which was not done.

Bhati claimed child marriages have not reduced in the state but were being underreported. “The number of such marriages would increase now with the amendment…”



Source link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Legal Updates/News

Punjab and Haryana HC gets one more judge, justice Rajan Gupta transferred

Justice Sureshwar Thakur has been transferred to the Punjab and Haryana high court from the Himachal high court The Centre on Monday notified transfer of justice Rajan Gupta, the senior-most judge after the chief justice at Punjab and Haryana high court, to the Patna high court. Justice Sureshwar Thakur has been transferred to the Punjab […]

Read More
Legal Updates/News

Delhi High Court gets two new judges

Two new judges of the Delhi High Court were sworn in on Monday, taking the working strength of the court to 31 against a sanctioned strength of 60. Chief Justice D.N. Patel administered the oath of office to Justices Yashwant Varma and Chandra Dhari Singh, who were transferred to Delhi from the Allahabad High Court. […]

Read More
Legal Updates/News

Private schools to move High Court against dues on buses : The Tribune India

Our Correspondent Nurpur, October 11 The Kangra district private schools’ association (affiliated with the HP Board of School Education) has taken strong exception to the government authorities’ pressure on them to clear outstanding dues related to private buses stranded on the school premises in the wake of the pandemic since March 2020. Jaswant Dhadwal, president […]

Read More