The draft notification, issued by the Chandigarh Administration, said the words “Sikh person wearing turban” be replaced with “Sikh women”. Objections and suggestions have been invited from people on this, within the next 30 days.
The bill will come into force immediately after it has been approved by the governor. Once the bill has been approved, every Sikh marriage that took place before the bill came into force would also gain legal status.
Jakhar, in a party release at Chandigarh, said that after Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh raised the issue, the Centre has already directed the Indian High Commission in Pakistan to take it up at the highest level with Islamabad.
The crowd gathered despite heavy mortar shelling and automatic weapons fire by Pakistani troops on Saturday which led to the death of a Territorial Army (TA) jawan along with his wife and injuries to three minor girls.