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Sindh Assembly becomes first in Pakistan to pass Hindu marriage bill

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KARACHI: Sindh Assembly passed the Hindu Marriage Bill 2016 on Monday becoming the first assembly in Pakistan to pass the respective bill. The bill was moved by Sindh Parliamentary Affairs Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro. During the discussion on the bill, Khuhro said, “Since the creation of Pakistan, it is the first time that such a […]

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Clause in draft Hindu marriage bill creates controversy

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ISLAMABAD: A clause in the draft Hindu Marriage Bill, which states that a marriage will be annulled if any of the spouses converts to another religion, is being vehemently contested by both its opponents and supporters. However, seeking an end to the controversy, Senator Nasreen Jalil, the chairperson of the Senate standing committee on law […]

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Marriage and minorities

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Laws governing marriage, divorce and inheritance in the minority communities in some instances predate Partition, and have been the source of considerable inconvenience to minorities since Pakistan came into being. Attempts to redress their grievances by reforming legislation have, to say the very least, had mixed success. Some hope for the Hindu community has now […]

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7,015 cases of HR violations registered this year

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Islamabad – As many as 7015 cases of human rights (HR) violations were registered during this year and referred to relevant department for redressal. Official sources informed that establishment of HR ministry, National Commission for Human Rights and a toll free legal helpline for legal advice 1099, are the major steps to improve the HR […]

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‘Hindu marriage bill pending in parliament since 2011’

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ISLAMABAD: Minority rights activists have protested against the government apathy towards their demand for a marriage registration law for Hindus. Addressing a press conference on Monday, Scheduled Caste Rights Movement Pakistan (SCRM) Chairman Ramesh Jaipal said that the Hindu Marriage Registration Bill was presented to the National Assembly 2011 and again in 2014. He said […]

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