In Pakistan’s Sindh province, Hindu women, both divorced or widowed, may now remarry as per a landmark amendment made by the provincial assembly.
It need be mentioned the divorced or widowed Hindu women were not permitted a second marriage earlier.
Christened the Sindh Hindu Marriage (Amendment) Bill 2018, it not only accords the right of separation to both the spouses but also ensures the financial security of the wife and children.
The bill was moved by Pakistan Muslim League-Functional leader Nand Kumar and it got passed by the assembly in March of this year.
The law also places a general ban of underage marriages among members of the Hindu community.
Kumar has also moved a bill against the forced conversions of members of religious minorities but the bill was gathering dust in the Sindh Assembly secretariat.
Before the passage of this law, there was no legal cover for Hindu marriages for the past seven decades.>