Rajasthan / Ashok gehlot government to recall marriage registration bill and re-examine

Zoom News : Oct 12, 2021, 06:30 AM
The Rajasthan government, which has come on the back foot regarding the controversial bill related to the registration of child marriage, has started preparing to withdraw it. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that this bill was brought in view of the Supreme Court's decision that it is necessary to register every marriage. "But a controversy has arisen over the bill that registration of child marriage is being done in Rajasthan. We will request the governor to send the bill back to the government," he said.

The Compulsory Registration of Marriages (Amendment) Bill was passed in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly on September 17. It also provides for registration of child marriages. BJP had a walkout from the assembly against it. Governor Kalraj Mishra has also not approved it and has stayed since last week, while a petition has also been filed against it in the Supreme Court.

Chief Minister Gehlot said in the virtual ceremony held on International Girl Child Day, "The recently passed Rajasthan Compulsory Marriage Registration (Amendment) Bill 2021 in the Legislative Assembly will be consulted with the legalists and after the suggestion, a decision will be taken to take it forward if needed." "

Gehlot said, "There was controversy in the whole country about this law that it will encourage child marriage. It is not a question of prestige for us. We will request the governor to send it back and reconsider it." He said that it will be ensured that child marriage does not take place in Rajasthan at any cost and no concession will be given in it.