‘Buddhist Personal Law is the need of the hour’

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 23 June 2018

A body formed to overlook the formation of the proposed Buddhist Personal Law on the grounds of Muslim and Christian laws covering marriages, inheritance and other family concerns, has made an appeal for Buddhists from the State to come forward and submit suggestions and grievances before the Committee within the deadline for forming the draft.

Pune: A body formed to overlook the formation of the proposed Buddhist Personal Law on the grounds of Muslim and Christian laws covering marriages, inheritance and other family concerns, has made an appeal for Buddhists from the State to come forward and submit suggestions and grievances before the Committee within the deadline for forming the draft.

Speaking at a press conference held in the city on Friday, Dilip Kakde, of the Buddhist Personal Law Action Committee of India, said the law is a need of the hour. “Just as Muslims and Christians have a law of their own based on their religious scriptures, we need a law that follows our rituals and beliefs,” Kakde said. “The time limit given to make reviews and suggestions was May 16 to 29 but we have not received much response,” he added.

“The appeals were made through newspapers and circulars but because the appeal was made for putting suggestions through a web portal, people, not only from rural but urban backgrounds too, have been reluctant to file their suggestions. Which is why we are trying to reach out and submit hard copies of suggestions via BARTI.”

“The point of the separate law is the inclusion of Buddhist rituals and principles for marriages and inheritance,” Kakde  said. 

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