J&K To Penalise Women For Marrying 'non-permanent' Residents
5 March 2004
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Friday unanimously passed a Bill which disqualifies woman from being permanent resident of the state after marrying a non-permanent resident. Introducing the Permanent Resident (Disqualification) Bill, 2004, in the Assembly, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Hussain Baig said the introduction of the Bill was necessitated by High Court judgement which protects the status of permanent woman residents of the state even after their marriage to non-permanent residents. While delivering its order, the High Court in its judgement in the case of state of Jammu and Kashmir vs Dr Susheela Sawhney has held that there is no provision in the existing law dealing with the status of a woman permanent resident who marries a non-permanent resident.