PATIALA: Patiala MP Dr Dharamvira Gandhi, while appreciating the approval to the Hindu Marriage Bill  in Pakistan, has requested the Centre to pass the Sikh Marriage Bill, 2016, presented by him in Parliament.

In a statement here on Tuesday, he said democracy was not only that the people had right to change or elect the government by voting after every five years. “The sphere of democracy is much wider than it. It also includes the even if in any country few hundred people believe in different faiths, traditions and beliefs and has different way of life, then the state has the responsibility to enact such laws, so that they may enjoy the equal rights,” said Dr Gandhi.
He said the Sikh Marriage Bill presented by him came under democratic and federal spirit of the Constitution. He said he had already met leaders of various parties in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and had written a letter to BJP president Amit Shah for a meeting for the consent and support of the ruling party to the Bill.