The Senate on Friday passed ‘The Hindu Marriage Bill, 2016’ moved by Minister for Law Zahid Hamid.

The bill provides for solemnization of marriages by Hindu families. The Minister said, “The bill will institutionalize marriages of the Hindu community.”

He said, “There was no documentation previously in this regard.”

He pointed out that, “The bill has full backing of Hindu community, members of the National Assembly and other concerned forums.”