Call for registration of Hindus’ Marriages Act
ISLAMABAD: Scheduled Caste Rights Movement (SCRM) has demanded legislation for Hindu marriages registration during a debate on ‘Rights of the Scheduled-Caste Hindus’ here Tuesday.
The minorities’ representatives were of the view that in the absence of Hindu marriage registration, women fail to get any share in their parents’ and husbands’ property. They are also unable to get health services, cast a vote, obtain a passport, and buy or sell any property.
Scheduled Caste Hindu community is settled in Cholistan, Multan, Sindh, and Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa.
Human rights activist urged parliamentarians to ensure progress on Pakistani Hindu Marriages Registration Bill 2009 whose draft has already been submitted to the Ministry of Minority Affairs and Ministry of Human Rights for judicious consideration.
Riaz Fatiyana, Standing Committee on Human Rights chairman, asked SCRM leadership to submit to him a written application regarding their demands so that he could formally take it up during meetings of standing committee.
SCRM also presented a draft bill on Hindu marriage registration to him and requested him to play his role in pushing forward the bill.