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Activist to stage protest over Marriage Act

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 March 2016 12:00 AM GMT

OUR STAFF CORRESPONDENT

SHILLONG, March 3: An angry convener of the Mait Shaphrang movement Michael Syiem has decided to stage a sit-in demonstration in front of the state secretariat on Friday in protest against the State government’s failure to frame rules pertaining to the Meghalaya Compulsory Registration of Marriage Act, 2012. Members of the Mait Shaphrang movement wanted to observe a hunger strike near the additiol secretariat to express their anger against the government’s tardy process of formulating rules related to the act but were denied permission by the district administration. “It is absurd that no rules have been framed on a legislation that was ected for nearly five years,” stated Syiem in a press conference in Shillong on Thursday, adding, “ I am forced to take such a decision to disgrace the law makers who return to their offices after the budget session”. Syiem, a social activist had launched a number of peaceful agitations to get the law ected in 2012. Moreover, the convener of the Mait Shaphrang movement also announced to go for a court arrest of the members if his government does not take any step.

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