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Bill for marriage at 18; the most absurd idea!

The bill was submitted by Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal MPA Abdul Rasheed at the Sindh Assembly Secretariat and is yet to be tabled.

Bill for marriage at 18; the most absurd idea | OyeYeah News

A bill proposing to make it mandatory for children to get married at 18 in Sindh doesn’t sit well with the citizens!

Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) MPA Syed Abdul Rasheed submitted a draft of “The Sindh Compulsory Marriage Act, 2021” to the Sindh Assembly Secretariat on Wednesday. 

The bill seeks to make marriage compulsory for people aged 18 years. It is yet to be tabled.

As per the draft of the bill, the parents of an adult who is not being married off after turning 18 will have to “submit an undertaking with justified reason of delay before the Deputy Commissioner of the District”.

“Parents who fail to submit the undertaking would have to pay a fine of Rs500 each,” it added.

“This will bring well-being in the society,” the objects and reasons section of the draft states.

However, the bill became the laughing stock across the country for lacking practicality and being more like a fool’s paradise.

The ground realities of our society are not flavourful for any such restriction to bound 18 years olds to get married.

Many citizens including celebrities took to social media dubbing the proposed legislation a ‘joke’ and have rejected it entirely.


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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.