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J&K govt won't interfere in weddings, for now

June 01, 2004 18:52 IST
Last Updated: June 01, 2004 18:57 IST

The people of Jammu and Kashmir can breathe easy. Bowing to public pressure, the state government on Tuesday stayed the implementation of its controversial order seeking to restrict number of guests at marriage functions but constituted a sub-committee to take a fresh look at the issue.

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"The state cabinet, which met today, kept in abeyance the implementation of the order issued under the Essential Commodities Act by the Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution department in April," Chief Secretary S S Bloeria said in Srinagar.

The government would seek wider public opinion to make the order more purposeful, people-friendly and effective in curbing the extravagance and ostentatiousness at  marriages with the support and cooperation of the people at large.

The state cabinet has constituted a five-member sub-committee to examine the entire gamut of the Guest Control Order and make recommendations after considering the matter afresh.

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