Assam: Governor forms committee to draft anti-polygamy bill

Governor forms committee to draft anti-polygamy legislation

Assam: Governor forms committee to draft anti-polygamy bill

Gulab Chand Kataria, the governor of Assam, appointed a five-person committee on Wednesday to draft state legislation outlawing polygamy. According to recent statements made by the state's chief minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, a measure to officially outlaw polygamy in the state will be introduced in the Assam house by the end of the year.

The Assam attorney general Debajit Saikia, the Assam secretary of home and politics Biswajit IAS Pegu, the director general of the Assam police Gyanendra Pratap Singh, Romen Baruah, the legal remembrancer, and Nalin Kohli made up the committee that Kataria established on September 13.

After hearing from all three parties who have objected to the proposed legislation, the committee will create legislation within 45 days, according to sources with knowledge of the process.

The measure will be developed within the next 45 days, according to CM Sarma, who stated on September 3 that they received input from the public in favor of outlawing polygamy. Assam's chief minister, CM Sarma, announced on Sunday that the state will begin a second wave of increased enforcement against child marriage. Within the next ten days, the state police will arrest those who have married minors.

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