JAMMU (KIMS) — In a significant development, the Jammu Kashmir Sikh Coordination Committee convened a press conference today at Amar Singh Club to announce the successful implementation of the Anand Marriage Act in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
This achievement, made possible by virtue of SO 597, formalizes a long-pending demand of the Sikh community.
Notably, the Anand Marriage Act was introduced in 1909, but it now stands effectively implemented through the enacted rules of SO 597.
Veteran Sikh leader Sardar Surinder Singh Channi and Advocate Bikram Singh, addressing the media, expressed gratitude to the LG JKUT for addressing and fulfilling the community’s demand.
Special recognition was given to Shrimoni Nangali Sahab Mahant Manjeet Singh, the visionary religious leader who initiated the formation of the Sikh Coordination Committee.
Ajit Singh, appointed as chairman, played a pivotal role, along with other committee members, in persistently advocating for this matter before the government.
Ajit Singh’s efforts were specifically highlighted during the briefing, acknowledging his role in raising and successfully resolving the community’s demands.
The press conference was attended by key members, including Harjeet Singh Duke, Rajinder Singh (USF President), Satnam Singh (USF), Karandeep Singh, Bhupinder Singh, Ravinder Singh, Malkit Singh, and Akash Deep Singh.
The Committee commends the collective dedication and contributions of its members, thanking them for their vigorous pursuit that led to the fulfillment of this historic milestone for the Sikh community in Jammu and Kashmir. — (KIMS)