Chaudhary Dharmbir Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Haryana’s Bhiwani-Mahendragarh Lok Sabha constituency, has demanded a concrete law on live-in relationships and love marriage during the Parliament session.
MP Dharambir Singh termed live-in relationships as a dangerous disease and said that it is mandatory to make a law against it. Along with this, a demand was raised to make the consent of the family members of the youth mandatory.
Earlier, the Khap Panchayats of Haryana had recently demanded to make the testimony of parents of boys and girls mandatory in live-in and love marriages.
Choudhary Dharmbir was speaking during Zero Hour in Parliament. He said that there are more chances of divorce in a love marriage, hence in any case like marriage, there must be approval from the family of the bride and groom. The MP said that he is placing the serious issue before the Parliament and the government. India is famous for its culture and Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.
Dharambir said that the social fabric of our place makes it different from other countries of the world. Because of this, the world has been influenced by our culture. The tradition of arranged marriage has been going on in the country for a long time. Even today, a large part of society gives importance to the consent of family and relatives for marriage. For marriage, along with the consent of the boy and girl, the permission of the family is also necessary.He said that in matters like marriage, people also take care of family and social influence. Marriage is considered a sacred relationship, which lasts for seven generations. The divorce rate in India is just 1.1%, whereas in America it is 40%. It has been proven that the chances of divorce in the case of an arranged marriage are many times less than in the case of a love marriage. Divorce cases have increased in the country in recent times. The reason for this is that more relationships break in love marriages.The BJP MP said that now a new disease has arisen, which is being called live-in relationship. In this, two people live together without marriage. A strict law should be made on this also. Referring to the Shraddha-Aftab case, MP Dharambir Singh said that its consequences are extremely dangerous and extremely fatal for the social fabric.