Jharkhand Marriage Bill Stalled Because Of Copy Editing Errors

03/03/2016 5:23 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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The future of the Jharkhand Registration of Marriage Bill-2012 has run into some unexpected, erm, technical trouble.

The bill, which is meant to make it compulsory for marriages across religions in the state to be compulsorily registered in court, has been found to be full of grammatical errors which has stalled its progress even though all it needs is the President's nod. Even though it was passed by the state assembly in December 2013, it is now back with the Jharkhand government after the Union home ministry has asked it to clean up the language in the bill.

"Such drafts should never be tabled in this House, forget being sent for Presidential assent," said parliamentary affairs minister Saryu Roy to The Telegraph.

According to Roy, the English version of the bill seems to have missing commas, full stops and capital letters. It has now been sent to the law department for "re-writing".

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