This Department had sought for the comments/views of the State Governments/Union-territory Administrations on the 242nd Report of the Law Commission titled “Prevention of Interference with the Freedom of Matrimonial Alliances (in the name of Honour and Tradition)”, 2012. Till date, comments/views of 27 States Governments namely, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, and all Union territory Administration have been received on the said Report. Responses of remaining State Governments are awaited.
After considering the comments of all the State Governments/Union-territory Administrations and having wider consultation with the stakeholders, a policy decision to enact the legislation on the subject will be taken. In view of the above, it may not be possible to fix any time frame in this regard.
This information was given by Union Minister of Ministry of Law & Justice, Shri D. V. Sadananda Gowda in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.