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Uttarakhand gives Rs 50,000 to assist {couples} of inter-caste, inter-faith marriages amid ‘love jihad row’


By PTI

DEHRADUN: Amid a number of BJP-ruled states considering to enact a legislation to examine the alleged non secular conversion of ladies within the title of marriage, the Uttarakhand authorities is paying Rs 50,000 to inter-caste and inter-faith {couples} to encourage such alliances.

The money incentives are given to all legally registered inter-faith Indian {couples}, mentioned officers of the state Social Welfare Division.

In instances of inter-caste marital marriages, one situation for availing the money incentive is that one of many spouses must be from the scheduled caste as outlined by Article 341 of the Structure, they mentioned.

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The quantity given as inter-caste and inter-religious marital alliances may be extraordinarily useful in selling the spirit of nationwide unity, mentioned Tehri’s Social Welfare Officer Dipankar Ghildiyal mentioned.

The eligible {couples} can apply for the money incentive until one 12 months after the wedding, he mentioned.

The quantity being given collectively to such {couples} was elevated from Rs 10,000 to Rs 50,000 in Uttarakhand in 2014 by way of an modification within the Uttar Pradesh Antarjatiya/Antardharmik Vivah Protsahan Niyamawali, 1976 which had been adopted because it was when Uttarakhand was carved out of Uttar Pradesh in 2000.

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