A few days earlier the entire social media was fuming over Nausheen Shah who was just trying to convince the stubborn society of the concept of “happily unmarried”. She has been shamed and chastened by the masses. Our society does not spare a lady who crossed the threshold of 30 and ripped her with scoffs regardless of her position and accomplishments in life as an individual. But in the air, a balloon is burst with the explosion of something very very bizarre. Celebrities Call the Proposed Marriage Act a JOKE.
Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) Presented a Marriage Bill to Give you Goosebumps
The political alliance consisting of conservative far-right parties of Pakistan presented a bill before the Sindh Assembly Secretariat, to make it obligatory for anyone over 18 to tie the knot immediately. This bill has been illustrating the wrath of civil and women’s rights activists, along with social media and celebrities since late Wednesday.
Activists have called the proposed legislation a ‘joke’ and rejected it entirely. The bill for the Sindh Compulsory Marriage Act 2021 was submitted by Syed Abdul Raheed. It proposes parents be obliged to provide reasons for their child’s delayed nuptials in case they were not wed-locked by 18.
Celebrities Call the Proposed Marriage Act a JOKE
Following this, Armeena Khan shared an article announcing the news on Twitter and wrote,
“What the actual duck egg?” Bench actor Usman Mukhtar also shared the news on his Insta Story and said, “This has to be a joke.” Actor Anoushay Abbasi simply shared the same news asked, “What?”
What the actual duck egg? 😳😳 pic.twitter.com/PUg7LuB4sz
— Armeena 🦋 (@ArmeenaRK) May 26, 2021
According to information acquired by The Express Tribune,
“The parents have to submit a declaration with the concerned deputy commissioner, citing the reasons for delaying marriage. Those who fail to inform DC will have to pay an Rs500 fine for each adult child.”
After submitting the private bill at the assembly secretariat, Raheed said
“These kinds of immoral activities take place when people don’t marry their children on time.”
According to the video message of Raheed
“Marriage ceremonies should be arranged with simplicity and he condoned the demand of dowry by parents of the groom.”
Amar Sindhu, associated with the Women Action Forum (WAF), said
“It was legally, ethically, morally and economically wrong to force many parents to marry their children by 18.”
Well….let’s see which way the wind blows