Pak rights group demands legislation for Hindu marriage registration act

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Islamabad, May 19 (ANI): Pakistan's Scheduled Caste Rights Movement (SCRM) has demanded a legislation for registering Hindu marriages in the country, in the absence of which women of the minority community are deprived of their basic rights.

Speaking during a debate titled 'Rights of the Scheduled-Caste Hindus', several representatives of the community were of the view that Hindu women do not get their due share in the property of their husband or parents.

"They are also unable to get health services, cast a vote, obtain a passport, and buy or sell any property," the orators opined.

Several human rights activists who participated in the debate, urged the law makers to hasten the progress of the Pakistani Hindu Marriages Registration Bill 2009, whose draft has already been submitted to the Ministry of Minority Affairs and Ministry of Human Rights for consideration, The Daily Times reports. (ANI)

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