J&K govt passes bill to restrict number of guests in weddings, no loudspeakers allowed
The J&K government has also banned sending sweets or dry fruits with invitation cards for functions from April 1. Photograph: (Reuters)
The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to impose strict restrictions on the number of guests at weddings and small functions with effect from April 1, 2017 in an attempt to prohibit extravagant spending during marriage ceremonies and save state resources.
According to the bill passed in the assembly, the number of guests at the wedding ceremony of a daughter and a son cannot exceed more than 500 and 400 respectively. For smaller functions like engagements, the number of guests has to be restricted to 100.
While explaining the bill, Consumer Affairs Ministry Choudhary Zulfikar Ali said loudspeakers and firecrackers will not be permitted in any private, social and government events.
Jammu and Kashmir government restricts the number of guests for wedding ceremony of daughter and son to 500 and 400 respectively. Here's more to this story. (WION)
The state government has also banned sending sweets or dry fruits with invitation cards for functions from April 1.
A similar bill is doing the rounds of Lok Sabha which seeks to restrict the number of guests and dishes to be served during weddings. The Marriages (Compulsory Registration and Prevention of Wasteful Expenditure) Bill, 2016, may be taken up as a private member’s bill in the upcoming Lok Sabha session.