New Delhi, September 19 : States of Himachal Pradesh and Orissa have become fifth and sixth state respectively to implement the Anand Marriage Act. This was disclosed by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) General Secretary S. Manjinder Singh Sirsa today.
In a statement issued here, S. Sirsa disclosed that he had been informed by the Himachal Pradesh Government and Orissa government that they have implemented the Anand Marriage act in their states. He said that he has been pursuing the matter of implementation of this act in all states of the country. He said that as he was in touch with these government they have informed now that they have implemented the act in their states.
Earlier this act was implemented in Punjab, Haryana, Jharkhand and Meghalaya. Delhi, Bihar, UP, Uttrakhand and Assam were also completing the process to implement the act.
He said that with the implementation of the act in these states, now sikhs residing in these states can get their marriages registered under the act. He said that this will be helpful to especially to those sikhs who travel abroad as they had to earlier face lot a problems because of non registration of their marriages under the act.
- Sirsa said that it was wish of the Shiromani Akali Dal PresidentMr. Sukhbir Singh Badal to implement this act in all the states and this wish has been converted into full fledged campaign. He said that the was hopeful that soon this will be implemented in all the states.