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Yes let small children with little comprehension of what marriage is and means....allow to be married.

Makes so much sense indeed.
 

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Another troll thread

No description,

no source,

just a bunch of pictures with people carrying placards in some language which no one understands....

The threads makes no sense except for trolling...
And Hindu members didn't waste a single moment in bashing Muslims ....wow
What a load of crap...
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Why is it that Muslims everywhere want lower age of marriage? Why cant they let their kids grow up and mature before marrying them off?

And before you say about child marriages in India let me tell you that it is illegal and no one (except some Indian Muslims) are actively campaigning to get the law repealed. Yes a lot of Hindus, Sikhs Christians etc may do child marriages but if and when these are detected or someone complains then the marriages are declared null and void and the perpetrators are tried as per law.

just like some criminals do theft, murder, fraud etc same way some criminals do child marriages. They are illegal in eyes of the law
 

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just a bunch of pictures with people carrying placards in some language which no one understands....
There are two languages, and I can translate one of them for you if needed.

But the basic topic is exactly what the title is.
 

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A link to an article would be nice. A thread based on a couple of pics?
http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Minimum-age-for-marriage-not-practical-SLTJ-118638.html

http://www.slguardian.org/2016/07/equality-before-the-law-not-for-sri-lankan-muslim-women/

http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/GSP-Committee-to-look-into-Muslim-Marriage-Divorce-Act-118129.html

Btw universal civil law cannot be superceded by Religious laws especially archaic laws from the dark ages , Does'nt matter what reason given economic or social.. This need to be done

Secondly @Godman wtf are the Child protection authority doing ? Strict legal action need to be taken against these fucktards using Children in a protest on the subject of Marriage ??

What are your views on amending Muslim marriage laws?
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The Government on Sri Lanka has decided to appoint a committee to consider reforms to the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act.

The Government says that certain provisions in the Muslim Law including the minimum age for marriage do not conform to the norms stipulated in some international conventions in which Sri Lanka is holding membership.

It is the view of the Government that it is necessary to amend the provisions to ensure it is in line with international conventions.

Accordingly, a proposal made by Minister of Justice Dr. Wijayadasa Rajapaksa to appoint a Cabinet Sub-committee to make proposals to the Cabinet of Ministers regarding suitable amendments to the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers last month.

The committee chaired by the Justice Minister and with all the Muslim ministers as members will discuss the matter in the coming days.

Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faizer Mustapha, Minister for Water Supply and Drainage Rauff Hakeem, Minister of Public Enterprise Development Kabir Hashim, Muslim Religious Affairs Minister Abdul Haleem and other members of parliament are part of the committee.


Meanwhile the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka (MCSL) has welcomed the cabinet decisions to appointment another committee to address the reforms needed to the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act.

The ministry of Justice had earlier appointed a committee of 17 eminent representatives of the Muslim community under the leadership of former Supreme Court Judge, Saleem Marsoof to make recommendations to reform the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act.

However, this report has still not been released, according to the MCSL.

The Muslim Council said it is deeply concerned about the statement made by Sagala Ratnayake, the Minister of Law and Order and Southern Development at the cabinet media briefing on October 26th that the reforms to the Muslim Marriages and Divorce Act has to be enacted as part of the conditions to regain the GSP Plus concessions from the European community.

“There is certainly a need to amend the Muslim Marriages and Divorce Act, but this has to be done in consultation with the Muslim religious leadership and the Muslim community in Sri Lanka and not at the dictates of the European Union or the International Community.”

“The demand by the international community to intervene in a religious issue could cause irreparable damage to co-existence in Sri Lanka,” it said.

The Muslim Council said that similarly, there is widespread concern that the North and Eastern provinces would be merged by the current administration to accommodate the demands of the international community.

The foreign policy of the Sirisena-Wickramasinghe administration should not be on the dictates of the International Community but in the best interest of the citizens of this country, it said.

The Muslim Council urged the government to address the concerns of the Muslims through a consultation process with Muslim political, religious and Civil Society leadership.

The Women’s Action Network (WAN), a collective of activists and human rights organizations from across Sri Lanka, has sought either the annulment of Article 16 of the Sri Lankan constitution or its amendment because it allows the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) of 1951 to continue to sanction discriminatory practices against Muslim women.

According to WAN, Article 16 makes all written and unwritten laws in existence before the promulgation of the constitution valid and operative despite inconsistencies with fundamental rights.

“Article 16, by upholding the MMDA sans reforms, renders Muslim women second-class citizens by not guaranteeing them equal protection under the law. Muslim women, including victims of child marriage, have articulated very strongly to the Public Representations Committee on Constitutional Reform, that the constitution must guarantee that their human and citizenship rights are not violated in the name of ‘cultural and religious rights’ and that every woman and girl in this country should enjoy equality and basic human rights regardless of religion or ethnicity,” WAN said in August.

Justifying the demand, WAN said that for decades, Muslim women’s groups, working closely with victims, have been advocating reform of the MMDA and the Quazi court system.


Women’s groups have documented numerous cases of injustice faced by Muslim women under the MMDA. The minimum age for marriage is not prescribed. The process of divorce is different for men and women and disadvantageous to women. Polygamy is allowed without conditions. And compensation is arbitrary to name only a few of the disabilities faced by women as a result of the MMDA.

Multiple cases of child marriage have been documented all over Sri Lanka in Muslim communities, which is enabled by the MMDA and Article 16.

http://www.adaderana.lk/yourvoice/?p=371
 

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Why is it that Muslims everywhere want lower age of marriage? Why cant they let their kids grow up and mature before marrying them off?

And before you say about child marriages in India let me tell you that it is illegal and no one (except some Indian Muslims) are actively campaigning to get the law repealed. Yes a lot of Hindus, Sikhs Christians etc may do child marriages but if and when these are detected or someone complains then the marriages are declared null and void and the perpetrators are tried as per law.

just like some criminals do theft, murder, fraud etc same way some criminals do child marriages. They are illegal in eyes of the law
Yet child marriages are more prevalent among Hindus and not many seem to complain about it:undecided:

Child Marriage More Prevalent among Hindus than Muslims: Survey

Nearly 12 million Indian children were married before the age of 10 years, 84% of them Hindu and 11% Muslim, reveals IndiaSpend analysis of recently released census data.

Source : http://daily.bhaskar.com/news/TOP-child-marriages-a-big-shame-5335431-PHO.html?ref=hf

Someone over here should look into their own backyard...:agree:
 
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A group of Sri Lanka Thawheed Jama'ath (SLTJ) Organisation members today staged a protest march in Maligawatta, Maradana against the move to amend the Muslim Marriage Act as a requirement to regain GSP+ from the European Union. The protestors said as long as other customary laws such as Thesawalamai and Kandyan laws remained unchanged, Muslim law should also not be altered. - See more at: http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/M...actical-SLTJ-118638.html#sthash.5CYfamiV.dpuf


The Muslim Council said it is deeply concerned about the statement made by Sagala Ratnayake, the Minister of Law and Order and Southern Development at the cabinet media briefing on October 26th that the reforms to the Muslim Marriages and Divorce Act has to be enacted as part of the conditions to regain the GSP Plus concessions from the European community.

There is certainly a need to amend the Muslim Marriages and Divorce Act, but this has to be done in consultation with the Muslim religious leadership and the Muslim community in Sri Lanka and not at the dictates of the European Union or the International Community.”

Source: https://defence.pk/threads/tawheed-...f-marriage-in-sri-lanka.459410/#ixzz4Olv8FI3H
 

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Yet child marriages are more prevalent among Hindus and not many seem to complain about it:undecided:

Child Marriage More Prevalent among Hindus than Muslims: Survey

Nearly 12 million Indian children were married before the age of 10 years, 84% of them Hindu and 11% Muslim, reveals IndiaSpend analysis of recently released census data.

Source : http://daily.bhaskar.com/news/TOP-child-marriages-a-big-shame-5335431-PHO.html?ref=hf

Someone over here should look into their own backyard...:agree:
I already expected that someone (well I expected Pakistanis, not an Indian) to bring up child marriaged in Hindus so I already said that yes they happen and are illegal. But No one other than Indian Muslims are protesting for changes in the law
 

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I already expected that someone (well I expected Pakistanis, not an Indian) to bring up child marriaged in Hindus so I already said that yes they happen and are illegal. But No one other than Indian Muslims are protesting for changes in the law
Yes they happen and they are more prevalent among hindus even after laws being implemented whereas child marriages among Indian muslims are less prevalent compared to their population share even though there is no law preventing it, I guess that explains all.

A Indian had to counter since you were speaking about Indians(Indian muslims to be specific)
 

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