Guwahati: Assam is planning a new regulation that may require the bride and groom do declare their faith and revenue in official paper work a month earlier than the marriage, says minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Against the backdrop of many different BJP-ruled states bringing in legal guidelines to verify ‘love jihad’, Sarma said that the government’s intention is to ‘empower our sisters.’
The minister also said that the act aims to empower women of the state. He said that the proposed law was not entirely like ‘anti-love jihad’ laws in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh but would be similar.
Emphasizing on the transparency during marriages, Sarma further said that no individual should get married if there is no transparency between the couple.
The law will be made mandatory for the man and the woman to disclose their source of income, profession, permanent address and religion in a government-prescribed form a month before the wedding, failing which a legal action would be taken.
Same also mentioned that the state has already started drafting legalisation.
Earlier in October, Uttar Pradesh promulgated the UP Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance 2020, and proposed 10-years of punishment and fine for cases or offence related to ‘Love Jihad’
Meanwhile in Madhya Pradesh, the government has earlier announced about the passing of ‘Love Jihad’ bill. The bill includes five-years of imprisonment for the ‘violators’ of Love Jihad.