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Marriage registration law to safeguard minority interests

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Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan has assured Christian and Muslim organisations that the State government will consider their interests while bringing in marriage registration legislation to give effect to a Supreme Court verdict.

At a meeting of leaders of religious minority communities’ organisations here on Sunday, he said the legislation would ensure that the objectives of the apex court’s verdict were met. The verdict’s objective was to protect women from being orphaned. The government would ensure this through the law.

Representatives of 43 organisations participated in the meeting. Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Vijaya Kumar; Local Administration Minister Paloli Mohammed Kutty; Chief Secretary P.J. Thomas; and secretaries of various government departments attended the meeting. A statement here said the Chief Minister informed the participants that the next Cabinet meeting would discuss proposals.

Several religious organisations, particularly Muslim bodies, had opposed the proposal for marriage registration. The government was bound to get legislation enacted to give effect to the Supreme Court verdict.

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