SADD Efforts Bear Fruits, Pakistan Punjab Passes Anand Marriage Act for Sikhs

NEW DELHI, Mar 14 — The SADD congratulated the Sikh community worldwide and thanked dignitaries and Pakistani lawmakers for passing the long-pending Anand Marriage Act for Sikh weddings in the Punjab province across India’s border.

SADD president Paramjit Singh Sarna has been lobbying with the Pakistani establishment for the past almost 10 years for a separate law for the Sikh minority to register community weddings. Prof. Gurtej Singh, a renowned scholar, and highly-respected legal luminary KTS Tulsi played a key role in the campaign for a distinct marriage law for Sikh couples in Pakistan, recalled SADD secretary-general Harvinder Singh Sarna.“We are extremely thankful to Prof. Gurtej Singh and S. KTS Tulsi, who lent us their valuable support in this endeavour. They even visited Pakistan to push this campaign, which has now culminated in success,” S.Sarna noted.

On Wednesday, Pakistan’s Punjab assembly unanimously passed the Anand Marriage Act for Sikhweddings, the first by any country outside of India.“We once again express our gratitude to all the members of the Pakistan Punjab assembly for thislandmark law,” S. Sarna sa

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