Hindu minority community in Pakistan will soon have a marriage law as a parliamentary panel has unanimously approved the Hindu Marriage Bill.
“If Hindu boys and girls elsewhere can marry into other religions why this cannot be a reality here?” Dr. Vankwani said, adding that open-mindedness is required in the society.
National assembly of Pakistan has given permission to the Hindu Marriage Bill 2016. Now there is a different rule for the marriage of Hindu’s living in Pakistan. In the National assembly of lower house of Pakistan Human Rights minister Kamran Michael has given the Hindu Marriage bill & the parliament has approved the bill without any opposition.
Committee Chairman Chaudhry Mahmood Bashir Virk oppose for this bill. He said by passing this bill it will force Hindus to change their religion. But the Human Rights minister dismissed their this opposition. Pakistan Muslim League’s Dr. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani said that there was no rule regarding Hindu marriage in Pakistan from last 66 years. The administration & the ministers have done an appreciable work by passing a bill regarding Hindu Marriage.
Dr. Vankwani said,“Under the banner of Pakistan Hindu Council, I arrange mass marriage of around 100 girls every year and we clearly deny marriage of even an orphan who is under 18. People do not insist on marrying anyone below 18 years.”
After the 18th Amendment, issues relating to religious minorities and their family matters became provincial subjects. Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have passed the requisite resolutions.