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Pakistan passes landmark Hindu marriage bill

Hindu marriages will now be recognised in Pakistan

By: Sarwar Alam

The president of mainly Muslim Pakistan has signed into law a bill allowing the Hindu minority to register their marriages for the first time since partition from India in 1947. The bill, signed by president Mamnoon Hussain, will “safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Hindu families”, a government statement said. It will also allow Hindus to file for divorce and remarry, and will protect the financial security of women and children after divorce. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, head of the Pakistan Hindu Council, said the legislation would solve many problems faced by the community in Pakistan, where discrimination and violence against…

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