Haryana CM Khattar says, now we can bring Kashmiri girls for marriage at Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao function

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar said that after scrapping of the provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution, Kashmiri girls can be brought for marriage

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar (Social Media)
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar (Social Media)

NH Web Desk

After BJP MLA Vikram Saini’s remark that ‘now people can marry fair skinned girls of Kashmir’, Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar has come up with another controversial statement and that too during a Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao programme, which is aimed at welfare of girls and girl child. Khattar said that after scrapping of the provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution, Kashmiri girls can now be brought for the purpose of marriage.

Haryana chief minister was addressing a State-level function of Maharishi Bhagirath Jayanti Samaroh at Fatehabad.

Khattar was speaking on the success of Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao campaign in Haryana, said “Our Minister O.P. Dhankar used to say that he will have to bring daughters-in-law from Bihar. People nowadays have started saying the route to Kashmir is cleared and now we will bring girls from Kashmir.

Haryana Chief Minister said, “Haryana was infamous due to the low birth rate of daughters. The government launched Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao campaign, due to which the number of girls born per 1,000 boys has increased from 850 to 933. We have to take this number to 1,000.”

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Published: 10 Aug 2019, 10:48 AM