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Rajasthan govt to re-examine marriage bill after criticism

"We will request governor to return the law we have passed," CM Gehlot said

Odisha teacher requests 1,001 saplings as dowry Representational Image | Reuters

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday said his government will urge Governor Kalraj Mishra to return the marriage bill passed by the state Assembly recently and re-examine it.    

He said after consultation with lawyers, it will be considered whether to take the Rajasthan Compulsory Marriage Registration (Amendment) Bill, 2021 forward or not.

Addressing a programme on International Girl Child Day, Gehlot said, "There has been a controversy in the country that this law will encourage child marriage. We decided that it was not a question of our reputation. We will request the governor to return the law we have passed." 


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