The Times of India – Anand Marriage Act to be notified in Delhi

New Delhi-India, 03 February 2018. The official said that after the Anand Marriage Act rules are notified in a day or two, Sikhs would not be required to get their weddings registered under the Hindu Marriage Act.

“The Lt Governor has approved the file of Delhi government with regard to the implementation of Anand Marriage Act. The Delhi revenue department will now notify it,” said the official of the LG office, who did not wish to be named.

BJP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa said Anand Marriage Act is being implemented in Delhi almost 110 years after it was first demanded by the Sikh community.

“I am thankful to Lt Governor Anil Baijal for implementing this Act in Delhi as this was a long-standing demand of the Sikh community,” Sirsa, who represents the Rajouri Garden legislative constituency in the assembly, said.

Sikh groups had said the members of the community used to face problems abroad as their certificates were issued under the Hindu Marriage Act. (PTI)


FirstPost – Delhi government to soon implement separate marriage act for Sikhs; work in final stage, says revenue minister

New Delhi-India, 19 January 2018. Framing of provisions under the Anand Marriage Act is in the final stages and it will be notified soon, Delhi revenue minister Kailash Gahlot said on Wednesday.

The minister said that Sikh marriages will now be registered under the Anand Marriage Act in the national capital.

The Sikhs, whose marriages have been registered under this Act, are not required to get these registered under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.

“We have held several meetings in the last three months. We are in the final stages to implement provisions of the Anand Marriage Act in Delhi.

“New Sikh marriages will be registered under this act,” Gahlot told the House.

The minister’s assurance comes after BJP MLA M S Sirsa demanded that the Delhi government implement provisions of the act in order to give rights to the Sikh community.

On Sirsa’s demand, Gahlot said that the BJP leader was doing politics over the issue as the Anand Marriage Act has already been notified by the Centre.

In December, a delegation of the Sikh community, led by AAP MLAs, had urged the Delhi government for early implementation of the provisions of the Anand Marriage Act in the city.