Same-sex marriage: Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind came out in protest, filed an application in the Supreme Court demanding to be made a party
New Delhi. A constitution bench of 5 judges is conducting a hearing to give legal recognition to same-sex marriage in the Supreme Court. The next hearing on this is to be held on April 18. The Center has argued that it is against the family system of India. At the same time, Jamiat Ulama E Hind has also jumped in this matter. Jamiat has opposed the recognition of gay marriage and has filed a petition in the Supreme Court.
Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind, in its petition filed in the Supreme Court, said that marriage of opposite sexes is central to the Indian legal regime. The concept of marriage is much more than a socio-legal recognition of the union of “any two persons”. Opposing the recognition of same-sex marriage, he sought to make him a party in the matter, saying that its recognition is based on established social norms. There are several statutory provisions that ensure marriage between opposite sexes.
Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind, in its intervention application, said that marriage of opposite sexes is central to the Indian legal regime. The concept of marriage is much more than a socio-legal recognition of the union of “any two persons”. Its recognition is based on established social norms. It cannot keep on changing on the basis of changing perceptions based on the newly developed value system.
Opposing the demand for same-sex marriage, Jamiat’s application states that petitions seeking recognition of same-sex marriages are weakening the concept of marriage, as marriage is a stable institution. Along with this, Jamiat said in its application that there are several statutory provisions which ensure marriage between opposite sexes. It contains legal provisions relating to various rights relating to inheritance, succession, and tax liabilities arising out of marriage.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : April 01, 2023, 21:23 IST